Wind turbines are one of the oldest forms of renewable energy use in the world.
From medieval wind mills that actually milled grain, to traditional farm wind mills
that pumped water for livestock and irrigation, to the modern alternator-driven electric
wind generator, wind turbines have helped mankind for centuries
Solar technologies use the sun's energy to provide heat, light, hot water,
electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. Solar
panels are one of the most popular sources of alternative energy for home power systems. Everyone sees some sun
during the year, which means everyone can gain some benefit from solar power,
whether to run a whole home power system, or just charge some batteries with free electricity.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a source of running water near their homes.
But for those with river-side homes or live-on boats, small water generators (micro-hydro turbines)
are the most reliable source of renewable energy available. One relatively small water turbine will
produce power non-stop, as long as running water is available, no matter what the weather.
energy...the final frontier....
go where no one has gone before!"