For hundreds of years, the world has relied on fossil fuels to supply its energy needs. But we all know that fossil fuels are nonrenewable and send ridiculous amounts of pollutants into the earth’s fragile atmosphere every second. It’s plain that we cannot continue on this destructive path — but the existing energy infrastructure is huge and deeply ingrained. What can you personally do to free yourself from the energy trap that has kept us in its grip for so long? It’s a question more and more people are asking themselves every day.
It’s possible to harness the sun to provide residential solar electricity, and wind power can be tapped for personal home use as well – but these have traditionally been very expensive options to purchase and install, making your return on investment very slow to manifest. Recently, however, wind and solar power home systems that teach you how to build your own solar panels and how to harness wind power, allowing for off-the-grid living, have become popular solutions for homeowners concerned about rising energy costs and environmental impact. They are far less expensive than professional roof solar panel and windmill installation services – but do they live up to their promises?
Earth4Energy – Solution or Scam?
One of the most popular of the solar power home systems, Earth4Energy claims to significantly lower your energy bill for a small one-time investment. They further claim that it’s very easy to do, even for people who have never put together anything more challenging than a bookcase, and will provide a good quality, long lasting product. We intend to examine these claims here.
Reduce Your Energy Bill
Earth4Energy claims there will be a significant reduction in your energy bill – as much as 50% to 80%, and in some cases as much as 100%. Assuming you don’t own a McMansion, one solar panel or windmill kit will be sufficient to lower your home energy costs by a considerable amount. Compare this to the cost of a professional installation of solar panels, for example. This can cost $5,000 or more, which is hardly within the budget of the average family. So the purchase price will be almost immediately offset by the savings in your ongoing energy costs. Once you determine the potential for savings with one inexpensive kit, you may choose to purchase 2 or 3 and ultimately reduce your monthly energy bill to zero. And the best part is, you may be able to EARN money by selling your excess power back to the power company!
Naturally, your return on investment will be unique to your personal circumstances. But bear in mind what your average energy bill comes to, and compare it to the cost of the windmill, which is about $100. After 3-5 years, you will have possibly saved thousands of dollars on your bill. The solar panel home system will cost about $150 to construct, an enormous savings over the cost of professional installation, and you will be making back your money in weeks or months, rather than the years you would have to wait if done professionally.
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Easy to Construct
We all know how frustrating trying to follow poorly written manuals can be. If you’ve had the experience of sitting in the middle of a pile of mysterious parts that you can’t figure out how to fit together, you may be hesitant to go through it again. But from what we’ve seen, the instructions provided with the kits are very easy to follow. If you have managed to put together a simple piece of furniture using basic tools, then you have the skills needed to put together an Earth4Energy Windmill or solar panel home system. The solar panel is a little more complicated than the windmill, but the guide is clear and very helpful. And it’s not just a guide – the kit comes with a complete video tutorial that walks you step by step through the project. Thousands of people with next to no construction experience have succeeded in building and installing these devices. One major benefit is the pictures included in the manual, unlike many other guides out there that leave you to figure out what it’s supposed to look like. Building a windmill or solar panel home system from Earth4Energy is actually a fun project.
Good Quality, Long Lasting
All the claims made by Earth4Energy about how much money you can save would be worth nothing if the product falls apart soon after it’s built. According to the testimonials from people who have built them, the quality of the product is excellent, and you are guaranteed a solid, hardworking windmill or solar panel home system that will continue working for you for years. Not only that, but the finished result is very professional looking – you’re not putting up a cheesy piece of junk that looks like it was made from tin foil and rubberbands.
Here’s what a real Earth4Energy windmill looks like in action:
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You CAN make a difference – not only in your own out-of-pocket expenses when it comes to energy consumption, but by contributing to the solution to one of the most difficult issues facing us today.
Find out more about how you can live off the grid with your own solar power home system.