Texas Electric: Types of Alternative Energy Sources You Can Get Right Now

by admin on April 22, 2010

For the last two decades or so, from the powerhouses in Washington to other leaders around the world, alternative energy has a hot topic. In the case of America, it’s easy to see why because we consume most of the world’s energy.

We must, must, must find a way to not only conserve energy, but lessen our reliance on foreign sources. As Texas is one of the leading states of energy use, it comes as no surprise that it offers a plethora of green energy sources. Following are three that are available right now.

Solar Energy: This type of alternative energy is powered by the sun, one of the earth’s most readily available renewable energy sources. It is available to commercial and residential customers. And, as new technologies in this area are being developed all the time, it’s likely going to be one of the most dependable sources of green energy as we look towards the future.

Wind Energy: This form of energy is particularly suited to rural areas, as many farming communities already know. Unbeknownst to many, large wind turbines are capable of harnessing the mighty power of the wind to generate enough electricity to power entire cities.

Water Energy: Not a green energy source you’ve likely heard a lot about when it comes to Texas electricity, but water energy is produced using large turbines as well. This type of energy, known as hydroelectric energy is clean, in abundant supply. It’s also safe for the environment because it doesn’t produce pollution that power plants using fossil fuels, for example, emit.

There are more alternative energy sources available from your Texas electricity supplier. Ask for details.

Should You Re-Evaluate Your Current Energy Plan?

While you’re at it, you might want to re-evaluate your energy plan as well. For example, if you’re currently signed up to a prepaid electric service plan, you could be paying much more than you need to – as much as 25-40 or 50% or more. Combine these savings with the savings you get from an alternative energy source and you can significantly reduce the amount you’re paying each month.

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