Green technology is evolving in leaps and bounds. The innovators are coming up with better designs every now and then to make saving energy easier for homeowners. The more energy we save, the better because pollution is caused due to the combustion of fuels for the generation of electricity. The new age gadget makers are focusing on making household gadgets greener and more energy efficient. In the following, we have been some of the best energy saving green innovations.
Solar Hot Water Technology
The Solar Energy Industries Association believes that it is possible for solar hot water technology to reduce global carbon dioxide production and provide 8% of total heating and cooling energy for households. Solar hot water technology is around 120 years old but it still needs some improvisation for becoming more useful. It uses black metal boxes mounted on top of the roofs for collecting solar energy and utilizes it for heating water.
The smart thermostats are effective in making households more energy efficient. They can change and customize the cooling or heating system according to the weather conditions and the routines of the dwellers. The Nest Learning Thermostat has six sensors for tracking temperature, motion, light and humidity. It takes a week’s time to adjust to the home environment and adapts to the schedules of the owners for changing the heating and cooling routines.
Harvesting little amount of energy
Our homes and offices emit small amount of energies throughout the day. This small amount of energy is being harvested through an evolving technology. Several private companies are focusing on this technology for some time now. SolePower is planning to market a new type of insole for shoes that generates energy from footsteps. This energy can be used for charging cell phones.
Portable wind energy
There are remote locales where energy is not easily available. For the local people of these areas, getting diesel or other fossil fuels is full of difficulties. To solve this problem, a Massachusetts based company named Altaeros has come up with the unique BAT or Buoyant Airborne Turbine system. This system comprises of a cylindrical blimp fitted with a wind turbine. It floats 1000 feet above the ground and produces energy from wind.
The new age green technology is superior. They are more effective in generating power without damaging the nature. Innovation is moving towards generating energy from simple everyday activities, like walking. in order to save on energy we must overcome irresistible habits that stop us from going green as suggest by Dr Prem