Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
There’s plenty of disagreement about which direction the U.S. should head and who should lead it there, but everyone seems to agree that power bills are too high. Many people also feel that the service is unreliable, due to outages and rolling blackouts and brownouts.
Attacking both of these problems with an environmentally friendly solution, a start-up company in Nashville, Tenn., is targeting people who want to reduce their power bills and become independent of power companies by running their homes with solar and wind power. Power4Patriots is finding a significant audience for its products, having already sold 100,000 units since launching less than a year ago.
Power4Patriots is a collection of videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters. The system includes six videos demonstrating how to build a solar panel, including choosing the right materials, finding the right site for the system and avoiding costly mistakes, as well as two instruction manuals with step-by-step, illustrated directions. It also includes four videos detailing how to build a wind turbine and two instruction manuals.
While experience in working with wood and other materials is helpful, users don’t need to be professional handymen to build these systems, and skills such as welding are not necessary. The company says that installing solar panels and a wind turbine at one’s home will cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent.
On average, the costs are under $200 to build a solar panel and under $200 to build a wind turbine. Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines spend three to four times that amount. The time commitment to build a solar panel ranges from two to four hours, with the first one requiring more time than subsequent panels. A wind turbine requires a handful of hours to build.
Because solar panels are energized by sunlight, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a hot day or a cold day or somewhere in between. And while larger spaces are ideal for solar panels and wind turbines, urban conditions work too because roofs, poles, fences and windowsills can be utilized.
Power4Patriots was created as a way to allow anyone who wants to take advantage of free, abundant sources of natural energy to become independent of power companies, reduce their power bills and guarantee their safety in the event of power outages. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, Power4Patriots teaches people how to build their own, environmentally friendly sources of energy. Visit Power4Patriots today to watch a controversial video that’s been viewed by millions of people around the world.