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Alternative Energy Applications
There are many viable reasons for considering an alternative energy solution to power new designs, especially for those with ultra-low power requirements. Lower total cost of ownership, environmental benefits, and ease of implementation are just some of the many benefits that alternative energy sources can bring.
A solar-powered home is probably the most economical and practical use for an alternative energy at this point in time. The long term savings of not having to constantly depend on the energy grid easily outweighs the initial setup costs.
Small scale wind power generation schemes have been used for household electricity generation in conjunction with battery storage over many decades, especially in remote areas. Nowadays, equipments such as wireless Internet gateways are being powered by wind turbines, replacing the need for a connection to the power grid.