Modern homes need energy in various forms for a number of purposes. Heat and light energy are necessary for modern homes. Heat energy fulfills needs like cooking food, heating water and can be used for many other purposes. Light energy in the form of electricity is required by all households for a comfortable living. The use of heat and light energy has become expensive because of the use of the traditional forms of energy. Alternative energy sources are required by households to provide heat and light at lower costs.
Alternative energy resources are used in alternative energy homes. These homes make use of innovative and advanced technology to provide heat and light almost free of cost. The conversion of the energy obtained from alternative energy sources takes place to provide heat and electric energy. The use of solar energy, biomass energy and wind energy is being made to meet the energy needs of such homes.
Various alternative energy resources can be used to power the alternative energy homes. Solar energy has been successfully used to provide heat and generate electricity for alternative energy homes. Alternative energy stores for solar energy can be created for using this energy for the purpose of heating. The use of photovoltaic cells provides electricity. Windmill like devices have been used in such homes to convert the wind energy into electricity. This electricity can be used for many purposes or can be stored for future use.
The use of alternative energy sources in these homes will help save a lot of money and also the conventional sources of energy which can then be put to other uses.