Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
A lot of entrepreneurs I know work from home. From Laundry delivery to a lot of artists, work from home entrepreneurs make a big part of business circle. Let us find out in brief, how these entrepreneurs can benefit from Renewable Energy sources.
If your electric bill is too high and you need to save or if you want to minimise emissions and contribute to the cause of reducing the carbon footprints, you can have a second thought about utilising the renewable energy. Below are some of the significant uses of renewable energy, which you can apply in your own house while working from home.
Central Heating System Replacement
There are two ways that you can replace your central heating system using renewable energy. These include using a biomass boiler or heat pump. A biomass boiler works like a fireplace which provides warmth in a single room. The air heat pump extracts the warm air from the outside to heat radiators, under floor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home. These renewable energy sources allow you to save money on electric bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Water System Heating
Instead of using electric water heater for your hot and cold shower and drinking water, you can opt to using a solar water heating system. It basically uses free heat from the sun to warm domestic hot water through a boiler or immersion heater. The solar water heating system can work throughout a year, thus cutting your bills by almost 50% while being able to reduce carbon emission as well.
If you are living in a rural area where there is no other means of electricity, you can get the most reliable off-grid supply from hydropower system, wind turbine, or Solar PV. A hydropower system uses running water from small stream or large river to generate electricity that is enough to lighting and other electrical appliances in average homes. If your home is far away from rivers or streams, you can have wind turbines installed in your house. Wind turbines basically use the power of the wind to generate electricity.
For most efficient supply of electricity even during cloudy days or less windy days, you can opt to installing solar panel electricity system, also known as solar photovoltaic’s. Its solar cells absorb the heat from the sun and coverts them into electrical energy for lighting and other appliances for your home use.
Post Pandemic period will see an ocean of work from home entrepreneurs who would want to work and deliver their services from comfort zone. Reduction in cost will remain the first priority followed by keeping the climate clean and healthy in order to avoid another outbreak. Renewable sources mentioned above could act as a catalyst in your goals.