Renewable energy sources have become a very important part of living in the 21st century. If you have never used renewable energy before, though, it can be difficult to know what your options are and how you can get the energy you need. Figuring out the kinds of renewable energy sources you have available can help you to make the best decision for your future and your utility bills.

Renewable Energy Sources That May Be Available for Your Home: Solar 

Solar power is probably the most popular type of renewable energy that most people know about. Solar panels are a great choice, especially if you live in an area where your roof is exposed to direct sunlight throughout most of the year. If this is the case, according to SolarReviews, your solar panels may be able to power your home and produce excess energy that you can sell back to the grid. If you get inconsistent light during the winter months, you may be able to power your home during the rest of the year and use the grid for winter power. That makes solar panels a pretty great option for renewable energy.


Geothermal is a renewable energy source that has less buzz around it but can be a great option in many areas. According to Rabe Hardware, geothermal is a particularly efficient and cost-effective way of heating and cooling. Geothermal energy pumps are used to pull energy from the ground. In order to provide cooling, these pumps put heat energy back into the ground by pulling from your home. This kind of energy is available almost everywhere but is especially easy to access in the western United States.

Renewable Energy Sources That May Be Available for Your Home: Wind Power

According to Interesting Engineering, another great option is to harness the power of the wind. Wind turbines can produce a great deal of energy just by catching the wind as it blows in your area. For obvious reasons, this kind of power is more effective in windier areas where there is a constant power source. You can use a rooftop turbine to offset some of your energy costs while getting a larger turbine could potentially power your home all on its own.

Moving to renewable energy sources for your home can help you to lessen your carbon footprint and save you money. It’s important to take the time to figure out what options are best for your situation. When you do your research you can find a form of renewable energy that will keep your home running smoothly without relying on the grid.

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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