Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 09, 2013
A firehouse in New Mexico has become the first county firehouse in the United States to be powered by solar power, according to an Associated Press story reported in the Alamogordo Daily News and other media outlets. Power4Patriots applauds this move and encourages municipalities and homeowners to follow suit in order to save money and increase reliability.
The solar installation project at the Tesuque, N.M., firehouse was recently completed amid celebrations by residents, volunteer firefighters and Santa Fe County officials. The firehouse will be powered solely by solar panels during the day and will send excess power back into the Public Service Company of the New Mexico grid during the day, and take power from the grid at night. The $18,900, 6.1-kilowatt solar panel system project began in May.
Power4Patriots is a series 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 and two instruction manuals detailing how to build a wind turbine.
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.
Power4Patriots was created as a way to allow anyone to become independent of high power bills and outages. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, Power4Patriots teaches people how to build their own, environmentally friendly sources of energy.
Check out this Patriot Headquarters video to learn if a system such as Power4Patriots will work if there is significant shade on a property.
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