Eco – Friendly and Sustainable Living

Solar Panels and Solar Geysers

HOW ENERGY IS PRODUCED FROM THE SUN

1.5 billion people worldwide live without access to electricity. For people without access to an electrical grid, solar energy is the most cost-effective source of electricity as it provides clean energy to select regions and creates new opportunities.

While the start-up costs of solar equipment can be higher than generators, the long term operating costs are very small since there is no fuel to buy and little maintenance to carry out. One can consume solar energy or feed into a public power grid. With a battery storage excess generated electricity can be stored. 

SOLAR MODULES

Solar cells are merged into larger units – the modules – in module production. They are framed and weather-proofed. Sunlight is converted to electrical energy in the modules. The direct current produced this way is converted to alternating current by the inverter so that it can be fed into the public grid or, if the unconverted electricity remains in the house, it can also be used directly. 

ECO PAINTS  – Eco paint products provide a healthy, durable and cost effective alternative to conventional paints and painting products.

Energy Efficient Windows 
How Energy Efficient Windows Work:
  • Around 60% of heat loss in the home occurs through standard, single pane windows. Thermally broken double glazed windows substantially stop heat loss and pay for themselves very quickly in the money you save from heating/cooling bills.

  • Energy Efficient Windows  use a concept called double glazing.

  • Double glazing is the glazing process in which a window is formed by two panes of glass with a space between the panes. The space between the glass is usually several millimeters thick. Air is trapped between the panes of glass and forms a layer of insulation. Before the unit is sealed, a drying agent is added to ensure that no moisture is present inside the finished glass unit.

  • Double glazing is an environmentally friendly material, which when used to replace single pane windows helps to reduce these carbon emissions and combat energy loss. As well as saving on heating/cooling bills, double glazing is very good at cutting down on noise pollution and internal condensation.  

 

 

High Efficiency Toilet

A low-flush toilet (or low-flow toilet or high-efficiency toilet) is a flush toilet that uses significantly less water than a full-flush toilet.

  • Gravity-flush toilets. These are conventional toilets for residential use that have been engineered to use less water. When you press the knob, a flush valve opens and the water in the tank drains into the bowl through rim openings and a siphon jet. The force of the water pushes the waste through the trap and down the drainpipe. While they are usually less effective at removing solid waste than pressure-assist toilets (described below), gravity-flush toilets are generally less expensive and easier to maintain, because most use standard parts.
  • Pressure-assist toilets. Best suited for commercial use or in homes with poor drainpipe carry, these models use the pressure of the water supply to the toilet to compress air in an inner tank. When you flush the toilet, pressurized water is forced into the bowl, blasting waste down the drainpipe. Pressure-assist toilets have a distinctive whoosh sound that’s much louder than gravity-flush toilets, but they are more effective in removing solid waste.

 

LED Lighting

What is LED lighting? 

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, a bright,  energy-efficient lighting component with no moving or fragile parts. Once used primarily for red on/off electronic device lights, today’s LEDs have evolved into a first class illumination solution for both commercial and residential uses.

  • Maximum Efficiency- LED lighting use substantially less power  than incandescent or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Replacing existing lighting with LED lighting can save between 50% and  90% of lighting energy costs.
  • Minimum Heat- LEDs generate very little heat, transferring power to light instead of heat. Heat from traditional lighting creates a higher load on air conditioning systems, adding to the energy inefficiencies of non LED lighting.
  • As a comparison, note the surface temperatures of these bulbs:
  • Standard 60-watt incandescent bulb: 175°
  • Standard 13-watt compact fluorescent lamp: 140°
  • Standard PAR 30 75-watt bulb (used in recessed lighting): 212°