Going off the grid is becoming a greater possibility for the man at home with alternative energy being captured in safe and sustainable ways.
Solar energy is one of the most used solutions when you live in an area with ample sunlight. This option has become more affordable and requires very little maintenance beyond cleaning.
The wind can also be used as a source of energy, provided you have enough wind to justify installing a scaled-down wind turbine.
Hydropower can be captured if you are lucky enough to have river in your garden. This can be done by diverting a portion of the water through a wheel; the spinning of the shaft creates energy which can be used to power your home.
Not only will these green options save you money for years to come, but you will also be making a positive impact on your environment. By generating your own electricity, you will be contributing to generating more clean power and help reduce the demand for energy from polluted sources.