Experiment With Alternative Energy Sources

Solar energy usually conjures up images of massive displays of solar panels working to provide energy for entire neighborhoods. However, the reality is that green living doesn’t have to be extravagant. In fact, there are ways to take advantage of solar energy in your own apartment. Here’s a look at a few simple ways that you can harness the power of the sun from the comfort of your own home.

Solar-Powered Devices

In recent years, we’ve seen a wave of interest in devices powered by the sun. For instance, an article in PCWorld features an array of devices that can now be powered by the sun, from cell phones to your computer keyboard. Not only is the technology behind solar power interesting, but it just makes sense economically to invest in devices that run on renewable energy.

Indoor Clothesline

We don’t have to collect all of our solar energy with panels; it can also be used to dry clothes. Since clothes dryers typically eat up a tremendous amount of energy, it’s a good idea to consider installing an indoor clothesline in your apartment. You can place it near your window so a sunny day will help your clothes dry.

Portable Solar Panels

Yes, you read that right. Portable solar panels actually exist now. If your apartment has lots of windows, you may be able to set up a portable solar system in a pool of sunlight and harness energy that way. The possibilities of solar power are practically endless.

If you would like more information on green living, please feel free to contact us at Western National Property Management!


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