Solar Power and Wind Power
Solar power and wind power have had roots in energy creation for centuries, but in recent years, it has become easier and more affordable than ever to go green! Both solar power and wind power have significant startup costs, but the additions to your home will pay for themselves in the long run.
If you're interested in solar power, it's best to live in an area with a lot of sun and have a place to put solar panels that will get unobstructed sunlight for long periods of time. Solar panels are inconspicuous and can last with minimal maintenance for up to 30 years. Since they can be placed just about anywhere, they're a good fit for urban, suburban, and rural spaces, especially if you place them on a roof that faces south, southwest, or southeast if you live in the northern hemisphere. They can generate massive amounts of power for a home, but only for as long as the sun is shining.
Wind power can generate even more electricity than solar power can, and wind turbines can work at any time of day, not just during the hours when the sun is up. The downside, though, is that wind is unpredictable; on some days, you might get no wind, while other days will have plenty of wind. For the best results, wind turbines need to be placed in windier places with wide-open spaces, such as offshore or in more rural areas. They are not the best fit for urban or suburban locations because of how much space they need and how loud they can be when you're up close to them.
Both options have their pros and cons, but they can be great additions if you plan on going green because they can capture copious amounts of power that can end up saving you money while saving the planet!