Written by Jason Governo
Clean energy is a very exciting topic to be talking about right now. Other than the fact that it does not give off greenhouse gases nor does it add to air pollution, it’s actually a very clean and cost-effective way of powering your home. You can consider solar power as a self-sustained system that does not need electricity from outside sources if you are able to generate enough power from solar panels. As a matter of fact, you can buy solar panels visiting a farm supply store as well as electric fence supplies at very affordable prices. Setting up your own solar power system is also quite easy as well as these components are actually ready to go. All you need to do is hook it up to your home, your fences, and you will be getting free and clean energy. To put things into perspective, a single solar cell that’s about a square inch can produce about 45 milliwats of electricity. The entire solar panel itself, assuming that you have a standard sized panel produces about 200 watts. Now, multiply that panel by a hundred and how much power do you get? That’s about 20,000 watts or 20 kilowatts. Considering that average electricity usage in America is about 903 kWh, or roughly 30.1 kWh. Although it’s not enough to supply your entire farm with electricity, that is a 66.67% drop in dependency on electricity! That means that for every month that you consume electricity, that electric bill would be lessened by two thirds.