On any given day, humans blow through millions of gallons of gas, untold tons of coal and scads of electricity from nuclear plants, hydropower dams and various other power-producing operations.
Gas costs are going through roof without any end in sight. Lots of people are taken to biking all over town in order to get where they are going. Few others are leaving cars parked at home also taking the public transportation for office.
If you get better at retaining customers you don’t need to find as many new ones to have the same level of sales as last year. So if you add as many customers as last year you’ll grow even faster. I have modelled energy company this in spreadsheets. It is worth the time to do that – you wouldn’t believe the difference it can make.
According to research by Clean Edge, a leading research firm that tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets and trends, production and wholesale pricing of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel reached $34.8 billion in 2008 and are projected to grow to $105.4 in 2018. Clean Edge also estimates that wind power will expand from $51.4 billion in 2008 to $139.1 billion in 2018, and solar power will grow from $29.6 billion in 2008 to $80.6 billion in 2018.
The fact is that you can come off the grid and you can even sell your surplus, home-made electricity back to the grid. This is not likely to make you a lot of money, but it is a lovely feeling after only paying out for decades. However, the savings of life off the grid do not end there. There are ecological savings and the saving of human life too.
EPA’s on-site producers list is topped by Kimberly-Clark Corp., which produces 176.5 million kWh through biomass. No. 2 on the list is the City of San Diego, which produces 69 million kWh through solar, biogas and hydropower.
You will be required to outlay money if you are going to create electricity on a do it yourself basis. Solar panels or wind turbines will be your choice of materials. Once you have paid for this, you literally have free power forever. This is for as long as the wind blows and the sun shines. Not only will you save money, you will also reduce your carbon footprint.
BMW offers its hydrogen powered series 7 car with an internal combustion engine. And as Leno says, “It’s a fuel just like any other fuel.” The fuel is maintained cold enough to be in a liquid state.