Looking up at the sun makes one wonder, there must be something somebody can do with all this free energy. What can be done to harness wind power to create wind power energy? What can be done to harness solar power to create solar power energy? What can be done to harness water to create micro hydro power? To make this planet more environmentally friendly is going to cost a lot of money, but well worth it in the long run.
Solar electric panels on all homes can generate way more power from the sun than any single generating plant. Solar panels, wind turbines, and other resources will soon become cheaper for the average person to buy as demand increases. Government assistance will also help decrease the cost. Another option is that utility companies can offer rebates based on how many kilowatts of power will be generated by the solar equipment. As it stands now, only about 15 percent of the energy from the sun shining on the solar panels can be harvested. Another big problem with solar power to date has been that it only works during daylight hours. Sunlight is the key to solving the world’s energy problems, and one hour’s worth of sunlight striking the earth is enough to supply the planet with energy for a year.
Environmental issues are at an all time high and the public is very aware. That includes homebuyers of residential real estate. With this increase of green public interest, the home construction industry are now building environmentally friendly homes. But a big problem arises because it is very expensive for homebuyers to have green residential real estate. A buyer has to make the choice between a regular conventional home, or an environmentally friendly one, equipped with solar electric panels. These solar panels will be able to pay for themselves after a few years, but it is still a hard sell because of the high price. But with that being said, the installation of solar electric panels are on the rise. The good news is that state and federal governments will soon make subsidies available to homeowners who install solar panels. Also, with the building codes being much more environmentally friendly than in the past, homebuilders are including green features in their new real estate plans. Green features may soon be standard in all new homes with all of these sources encouraging environmentally friendly real estate.