Presentation on theme: "Department of Energy Energy Savers PowerPoint: Renewable Energy 11 of 12."— Presentation transcript:
Department of Energy Energy Savers PowerPoint: Renewable Energy 11 of 12
This 12 part PowerPoint series is taken directly from Energy Savers Booklet, Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home, U.S. Department of Energy
Contents 1. Save Energy and Money Today 2. Your Home’s Energy Use 3. Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks 4. Heating and Cooling 5. Water Heating 6. Windows 7. Lighting 8. Appliances 9. Home Office and Home Electronics 10. Driving and Car Maintenance 11. Renewable Energy 12. References
Save Energy This presentation will show you how easy it is to reduce your energy use at home. Easy, practical solutions include tips you can use, throughout your home— from the roof, walls, and insulation that enclose it to the appliances and lights inside.
Renewable Energy Reduce energy demandCut amount of resources neededCreate less greenhouse gas emissionsReduce utility bills
Renewable Energy Lots of choices Install solar-powered outdoor lights Buy renewable energy from your utility Produce solar electricity at home
Renewable Energy Tips A new home is best for designing and orienting the home to take advantage of the sun’s rays. Admit low-angle winter sun to reduce heating bills Reject overhead summer sun to reduce cooling bills
Conditions that should apply 1.Your site has adequate solar resources 2.A grid connection is not available 3.You are willing to pay more up front to reduce the environmental impact 4.Your power provider will connect your system to the grid and buy any excess power 5.Rebates, tax credits, or other incentives are available (www.dsireusa.org) Is Photovoltaic Energy Right for You?
Summary Energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy will mean a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy independence for America.