Now I know this has little to do with ‘culture’ or communication for that matter, but renewable energy is something I also am very passionate about – we need to be reducing our dependence on polluting, finite resources. Investing in new clean energy technology also reduces our dependence on countries like Russia and so increase energy security.
Until recently, I thought DIY home energy was only for dedicated eco-warriers and people with the time and money to invest in systems which would take 20-30 years to achieve a return. However, I’ve just been followed on Twitter by someone promoting something which could change all that. I’m being careful here as I’ve not had chance to do it myself and my electricity usage and expenditure at the moment is minimal. So I am not ‘recommending’ it per se, with all the connotations this has, but I do think it’s worth looking at. These guys are clearly passionate about bringing homemade energy to the masses and have produced professional DIY instructions on building homemade energy devices (solar panels and wind turbines) using items from your local hardware store – for the equivalent of $200 (€144/£122 roughly), they claim.
I was so taken aback by the simple, low cost offering I signed up as an affiliate to help promote it. Part of the purpose of this site is an experiment to see if I can do what others seem to be able to and make money purely from a website while spending time doing what I love – writing. If I can also help spread the word about positive initiatives like this which will also save people money, I think everyone’s a winner.
With that declaration of interest, if you want to know more, they are currently offering the guides for a massive discount which can have you up and running with your own homemade energy for a ridiculously small amount of money. Check it out by clicking on this HomeMade Energy link.