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Human Dependence on Electricity
Electricity is one of the most important need of the 21st Century. Most human beings are dependent on electricity for their daily needs such as Charging their Smart Phones, Powering their houses or even their cars, etc. Most of the electricity we use in our houses are consumed by Air Conditioners, Lighting, Water Heating, etc. According to a study conducted by the World FactBook, the world consumes 19,320,360,620 MWh/yr. China, U.S., E.U*, India, Russia are some top consumers of electricity. A majority of the top consuming countries are developing economies like India, Brazil, Taiwan, etc. Coal is one of the main resources of producing electricity. But due to its high demand, shortages it increases the cost of producing electricity. Around 18% of the electricity produced by the world is consumed by the Residential Sector.
Solar & Wind Energy
One of the simplest solutions of reducing the dependence of Human beings directly on Electricity and Indirectly on Non-Renewable sources of energy is to switch too Renewable resources of Energy. The most viable and easily available Renewable sources of energy are Solar & Wind energy. Solar & Wind energy can be easily harnessed with the help of Solar Panels and Windmills.
The Solar + Wind Powered House
The Solar + Wind powered house is a simple and aesthetically good looking design for Houses or homes that wish to run on Renewable Energy.
The Solar + Wind powered house that I had built was set up in a rural agriculture dependent part of India.
This house served two purposes:
It provided a cost effective solution to my housing and electricity needs by consuming renewable resources of energy.
The Solar and Wind energy was also used for the purpose of Irrigation.
The surplus energy produced by this house is perfect for applications like irrigation in Electricity Deficient countries like India. This system completely isolates and safeguards its user from Poor service, Power fluctuations ( which can cause damage to appliances), High prices, Blackouts etc.
The applications and benefits of this house are not only limited too Rural or Energy Deficient countries. This house can also be constructed in those countries which are not energy deficient for the purpose of a Green and a Sustainable way of Living.
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