In the past, the difficulty with green technology was that in order to purchase, or use a product, you would have to invest a substantial amount of money. However improvements in manufacturing and technology have lead to environmentally friendly products that not only sustain a positive influence on our world, but can also save you thousands of dollars a year compared to non-environmentally friendly alternatives.
Following are 10 green-tech options to save you money as well as help you play your part in improving the world.
1) Solar Energy
Solar energy has been around for a long time and is a green technology many people want, but few could afford. However, with new manufacturing technology, and storage solutions, as well as local and federal tax incentives for using solar energy, many people are finding solar power as an affordable and cost-saving benefit.
You may also be surprised to learn that solar energy is being used in an assortment of ways that consumers can utilize around their homes. Outdoor lights, home irrigation systems, and even heated driveways are some examples. This is all in addition to providing electricity to your home. The latest in solar energy is developing building materials that incorporate solar power. For example, Japanese company, Sharp, recently introduced transparent solar power windows. The technology also exists in rooftop shingles and home siding.
Solar energy is a renewable and sustainable energy that is low maintenance and can save you thousands of dollars a year in electricity costs.
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