Have you ever seen a tidal inlet wave, this is where the wave goes from low tide to high tide and travels up a channel, river or inlet. If these waves happen every day at the changing of the tide, then we can collect that energy. If we are very smart about how we collect that energy, we can store the energy we collect and use it throughout the day. I would like to take your mind to a place that you perhaps haven’t thought about before even if you have studied ocean wave generation technologies. Let’s talk.
If ever you want a good return for your time and effort, then plan. Effective planning could easily save and/or make you thousands of dollars per hour spent. Long term preparation is more likely to insure that decisions made and actions taken today will indeed be sustainable far into the future. However, even good planning requires some thought ahead of time. Here are some strategies on how to plan for a sustainable future.
The active method uses solar energy to produce hot water for central heating. The hot water can also be used for running hot water, the washing machine and dishwasher. The efficiency by which we are now able to convert solar power into electricity and hot water is of such a degree that it is very possible to power a whole house and use for central heating!
Active solar heating systems use the warmth of the sun to collect heat in liquid or air reservoirs then a pump is used to distribute the air from the collector to the inside of the building. This type of solar heating system is most often used in homes because it can be used also to heat all of the hot water needed.
The power is the one we are eagerly waiting for. The reliability of fossil fuel for long is not dependable. The disappearance or the slow depletion of fossil fuel is a reality.
While hydropower seems like a slam dunk option as an energy platform, there are a few definite negatives. The initial cost of building a hydropower dam can be very large. Hundreds of millions of dollars can be required. Larger projects such as the Three Gorges dam run into the billions. These figures are staggering for smaller countries and even give pause to most first world ones. With the rising costs of fossil fuels, however, this is becoming less of an issue each and every day.
Location is everything! Pick a comfortable place away from distractions such as phone, television, family, and internet. A room with windows and natural light will facilitate the process.
What is sustainable living? It is do-able. One baby step after another. Each constructive action at your personal and family level will eventually have an impact in the community you live and the rest of the world.