Interesting Facts about Alternative Power
Alternative power – is an umbrella term that refers to any source of usable energy intended to replace fuel sources without the undesired consequences of the replaced fuels – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy

There are many ways to use alternative power that is obtained by renewable resources, and some of them may surprise you. Some of them may come in the form of smelly objects to the simple shake of a wrist. Alternative power options are endless, and this article will discuss just a few of them.

Today gas prices soar because of the limited supply of fuel. Did you know we could actually use dirty diapers as alternative power? These smelly things can sit at a landfill for as long as 500 years. The interesting thing is that for every 30,000 pounds of diapers, 5,000 pounds of biodiesel could be created. You can also put your coffee to good use by creating a burnable fuel. This can be done by the gasificationof caffeine. In the UK, scientists are experimenting with a fuel that is mixed with e.coli bacteria and chocolate, which actually creates hydrogen.

Imagine walking to work or school and keeping your food cooled at the same time. There is actually akinetic powered snack cooler. The cooler has a built in cooling unit. The handle will rotate with your movement and this will capture the energy as you walk. There would be no more worries of your food spoiling as you walk to work!

There are also some things that could use alternative power right at home and save you money at the same time. You can use solar lights outside instead of your regular porch light. These lights will absorb energy from the sun and then produce a beautiful light at night. These could contribute to making great landscaping. You could use them around your garden or flower beds.

Have you ever searched for a flashlight for an outdoor project? Perhaps you needed to look for something outside, or it became dark while working on your car. There are capacitor-powered flashlights. When you shake these flashlights for 30 seconds, you are provided with 6 minutes of light. Sometimes this may be a hassle, but it sure beats having to stop what you are doing to look for batteries.

Using alternative power helps to reduce global warming. Because they are made from renewableresources, there are no toxic emissions. By using alternative power, you are protecting the planet as well as finding ways to save money. Renewable resources will never diminish, therefore they will always be available to use.

References

http://ecoble.com/2009/03/20/10-of-the-weirdest-ways-to-power-a-car/

http://ecoble.com/2009/08/27/8-amazing-ways-to-use-kinetic-energy-at-home/#more-1888

http://www.modernoutpost.com/gear/details/ee_shakelight.html