It’s not just businesses that can enjoy environmentally conscious energy.
In fact, we have the technology to utilize solar and wind energy affordably in residential settings.
The choice between solar and wind is the tricky part, though.
The first thing you’d need to consider is your location. Some areas are known for windy weather whereas others are not. That sort of thing would impact the efficiency of a wind-powered generator.
Not to mention that wind turbines work better when you have at least an acre or more of land as more land equates to more wind speed.
Having a lot of land doesn’t necessarily mean you can install wind turbines, though.
See, generating wind power requires technology that tends to be a bit of an eyesore; and for that reason, your city or state may have zoning restrictions that prevent you from switching to wind.
Luckily, solar is a bit easier to install as you could do solar shingles, panels, or tiles--and have those arranged or installed in a number of different places.
Other facts would be the invasiveness/difficulty of installation, costs, and available features of the specific technology. While there are residences that are completely powered by wind or solar energy, some use it as a means to offset some of their standard electricity needs. Even in the case of the latter, it’s still environmentally conscious to reduce fossil fuel reliance.
As more people adopt alternative forms of energy in their homes or even in their businesses, the technology has become more affordable.
Compared to 10 years ago, the cost of installing solar in homes is 70% cheaper today. Imagine how much more the price will drop in another 5 or 10 years.
For a closer look at the differences between solar and wind, see the infographic below.