— Power4Patriots officials are firm supporters of efforts to increase and improve solar energy capabilities. That’s why they are so enthusiastic about a new venture from California-based Solar Reserve, which has established the first solar plant able to generate power 24/7 without any kind of coal- or gas-fired backup.
“As much as solar power has grown around the world the past 10 years, the sticking point has been providing electricity when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots LLC, which provides products that help people become more independent and self-reliant. “Storage in the form of batteries has been the solution, but Solar Reserve is showing that it can be done on a large-scale basis without batteries.”
According to a recent article from U.S. News & World Report, the plant in Nevada uses more than 10,000 curved mirrors in a circle 1.73 miles across, 3 million gallons of liquid salt and 40-foot tall insulated tanks to provide electricity for 75,000 homes.
While applauding the advancement of solar energy, Baler provides a less expensive way for homeowners to generate electrical power for their homes. Not only does this DIY product allow them to save money on their electric bills, but it also enables them to keep the lights on during blackouts.
Power4Patriots is a recently updated series of videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters. The system includes six videos demonstrating how to build a solar panel, including choosing the right materials, finding the right site for the system and avoiding costly mistakes, as well as two instruction manuals with step-by-step, illustrated directions. It also includes four videos and two instruction manuals detailing how to build a wind turbine.
The costs are under $200 to build a solar panel and under $200 to build a wind turbine, on average. The time commitment to build a solar panel ranges from two to four hours, with the first one requiring more time than subsequent panels. A wind turbine requires a handful of hours to build.
Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines spend three to four times that amount. Installing solar panels and a wind turbine at one’s home will cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent.
Power4Patriots is a series of videos and manuals that teach do-it-yourselfers how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters. Cost savings are up to 75 percent.
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