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Interesting Things on YouTube: ORNL

If you’re inclined toward being a bit of a science geek, who’s particularly interested in alternative energy and energy efficiency, I highly recommend following Oak Ridge National Laboratory on YouTube. ORNL has some amazing videos about up-and-coming energy technology (I’ve embedded two of them below), and other interesting topics.

Save on your electric bill with high-pressure water storage tanks? Could be a possibility for homeowners someday:

Rest assured, if ultrasonic clothes dryers that can dry your laundry in a fraction of the time/energy usage become a commercial reality, EarthEnergy will carry them for you:

Hello again! Been busy in the store…

It’s been a while since we posted anything here on the blog, but with good reason! We’ve been busily upgrading the product listings and navigation in the store. Now, when you visit the product page for any of our Flojet water pumps or Flojet and Jabsco macerator pumps, you can click on the “Related Products” tab at the top of the product description, and see all the repair parts and accessories we carry for that specific pump. We’re going to be adding parts and accessories to Related Products throughout the site. We’re also working on enhancing the store navigation, with thumbnail links to subcategories on our main category pages. You can see an example on our Appliances page.

We want to make EarthEnergy the most helpful renewable energy supplies site on the internet, and making sure the site is easy to navigate, and full of useful information is key. Are there any new features or added information you’d like to see in the store? Hop over to our Contact Us page, and let us know!

Check Out Our Information Pages!

Earth Energy US

We may not have posted too many blog posts lately, but we’ve been busy adding all kinds of useful stuff to our Information Pages. Look right over there to your left, and you’ll see the alphabetical list right at the top of the left-hand menu. I’m going to give you a quick overview of the pages we’ve put up so far…

Basic Renewable Energy System Diagram
The title is pretty self-explanatory, but this diagram gives you a quick explanation of every major component in a solar, wind, hydro, or generator-powered off-grid power system. You may already know the basics (solar panels create electricity from sunlight), but some of the details might surprise you. Check the page out on your computer, and scroll your mouse over the labeled components to see the explanations.
Basic Water Systems Diagram
There are a lot of variables in setting up a water system, especially if you’re used to having a city water supply hooked up to your home. Everything from power source (grid-power, solar or wind power, or a generator or battery bank) to whether or not your system will need a holding tank is covered in this diagram. Much like the System Diagram, you just scroll your mouse over any of the labeled components to learn what they do, and how they work together.
Calculate Solar System Output
Solar panels are the easiest of all the renewable energy sources to use, but if you’re planning a system based on solar power, you want to make sure you install enough panels to meet your energy needs. On this page, we give you a couple of different resources for calculating solar system output, depending on your location and some other variables.
Choose The Right Sun-Mar Composting Toilet
Composting toilets are a fantastic solution to locations where you can’t install a septic system, for occasional use vacation cabins where the expense of a full septic system doesn’t make sense, for homes where you need to conserve as much water as possible, or for mobile applications like RVs, boats, and buses. But even though a composting toilet is cheaper than a new septic system, they’re still not pocket change. Our quick (2-3 step) questionnaire will help ensure you choose the right model for your needs.

We’re planning a lot more reference pages in the future! If there are any specific topics you’re interested in, please drop us a note on Facebook, or fill out our Contact Form, and let us know. We’re happy to answer any renewable energy or off-grid living questions you have!

Welcome to EarthEnergy US!

We’re excited to launch Earth Energy US, with the aim of providing you with the best alternative energy and off-grid electrical products available on the internet. We’ll be writing new blog posts once a week, or more, highlighting different products we offer, and explaining how they work and how they can benefit you. If there’s a particular product you’d like to learn more about, just click the “Questions” tab on any product page, and submit a question for us!

Ask Earth Energy your product questions

The Questions tab appears on every product page.

If you have any general questions about alternative energy, off-grid electrical systems, or backup power systems, you can pop over to our contact page, and drop us a line.

We look forward to hearing from you, and helping to answer all your alternative energy questions!