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A Saving Alternative

Is it worth it to Go Green?
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Jamie Augustine

on 27 April 2010

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A Saving Alternative:
Is it worth it to go green? My electric usage and bill... Gas Prices... Wind Solar Geothermal The Alternatives The Greatest Disadvantages
of All Three The Upfront cost of
Installation Wind
Anywhere from $35,000 to $40,000 for a 10 kW home like mine Solar
Anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000 for a single family home, looking to replace the whole electric grid in their household
Anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 to share the grid with regular electric Geothermal
2500 square ft home is anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 (as of 2009) The Advantages of All Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Longterm Savings
and
Environmentally Safe Wind is a free natural resource.
Wind turbines create no emissions
The land under wind turbines can be used for farm land or livestock Solar is a free natural resource
Creates no emissions
Can be placed in places that will not impede on daily workings of the land Geothermal is a free natural resource
Does not put off any emissions or gas into the air
Virtually undetected to outside views: which means, no "eye sore" to the surrounding community Questions? Turn around on investment:
Anywhere from 6 to 10 years for all three
Resale value of home increases due to low utility costs By: Jamie Augustine
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