Can't afford alternative energy systems like solar and wind? Did you know that you can make your own for less then $100.00 and it could end up saving you over a $1000.00 in a year or less? It is pretty easy and inexpensive to purchase the items you need to make your own solar and/or wind power. There are also ways that you can utilize them to save on your electric bill, especially during the winter months. Here is what you do: Make your own solar and/or wind power, it is not hard and it is very inexpensive. You do not need to have any technical skills at all to create them. Here is a link to some simple instructions, but there are hundreds of videos and tutorials online you can use. Log In Log In Hook it up to a power strip. With it connected to a power strip you can plug in things like lamps and space heaters. That will kick down your bill quite a bit. Do not use your normal heater or lights. Use only lamps and space heaters that are hooked up to the solar or wind power. You can create one solar or wind power for each item so as not to over use it. As you get more adventurous (and notice the savings) You can create larger more Power Systems that can eventually be plugged into your house so the whole house saves rather then just the minor items. How do I know all of this... I live off the grid. We live in an RV and our property is located over 40 miles from the nearest town. We do not have access to electricity, water, or sewage. We have no choice but to live on Solar and Wind power. I can power an entire RV with only a few panels or one medium sized wind generator. I have not technical skills and yet I can make this stuff without a second though. They are that easy to make. Good Luck!