There is no denying that our climate is rapidly changing at the hands of human intervention, and that the earth is entering an environmental crisis. The need for more pro-environment countries, cities, homes, and systems is at an all-time high and requires the immediate, focused attention of everyone, from the world’s leaders, to businesses, right down to each individual citizen.
One of the major ways people can enact change is through the production of energy. Avant Garde Innovations is the latest new startup out of India to do just that: they have created an innovative new wind turbine that is affordable and suitable for residential, commercial, agricultural, and rural settings.
Avant Garde Innovations is Changing the Renewable Energy Industry
When you think of a wind turbine, you probably picture a giant, noisy, industrial turbine – the type most of us see when driving past an open field. Unfortunately, till date they have proven to be expensive and haven’t been able to really put a dent into the energy sector. That is, until now. Avant Garde Innovations have created a new type of wind turbine that produces clean energy at a fraction of the cost of traditional turbines, making clean energy affordable for everyone, businesses and residential areas alike.
Their goal, as stated on their website is as follows:
“eliminate energy poverty, reduce dependence on struggling state power grids and create energy self sufficiency for all the needy ones through distributed, localised and affordable renewable energy. In doing so, we believe we can collectively usher in our world a cleaner environment, new economic prosperity and social change.”
Currently with branches in India and Australia, Avant Garde Innovations is quickly gaining global attention for their focus not just on environmental sustainability, but also economic sustainability and accessibility. They believe that clean energy must be accessible to all people in order to effectively impact the environment.
A low cost renewable energy option for the every day family
The Avant Garde wind turbine is small, only about the size of a ceiling fan. It has the ability to produce 5 kilowatts of power each day, enough to power a single home for a lifetime. A family can purchase one for a one-time fee of $750. To compare, traditional home wind turbines generate only 1 kilowatt of energy and can cost anywhere from $4000 USD to $10,000 USD. Avant Garde has taken something formerly inaccessible and made sustainable energy a possibility for all. (1, 2)
Currently, the turbines are available in only India and Australia, but the start up has big hopes for future expansion into other countries, including North America. (1, 2) If you would like to learn more about current available options for home wind turbines in America, visit the Wind Energy Foundation website for information.
Steps You Can Take Now Towards Clean Energy
Installing a home wind turbine is not a feasible option for most people given the current price tag, however there are many other sustainable practices you can follow to do your part towards healing the environment.
- Solar Panels: Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is another excellent renewable energy choice. Solar panels can be used to power your home, heat your pool, and plenty more. For more information on solar panels for your home, visit the department of sustainable energy‘s website.
- Electric Cars: If you are in the market for a new car, consider switching to an electric model. Though at first electric cars were only available in higher end vehicles, more affordable economy cars are now available, making them a more feasible option for the general public. Check out this list of electric cars available in America currently.
- Unplug appliances that aren’t in use: Certain appliances with screens that continually use small amounts of electricity, even while not in use, can add up over time. Items such as toaster ovens, some coffee makers, even microwaves don’t necessarily need to plugged in 24/7.
- Electricity Usage Tracking App: Considering downloading one of these phone apps that helps you to track your energy usage. These apps will show you what appliances in your home are using the most energy, help you find ways to cut back on usage, and also help you track cost and how much money you are spending and could be saving by cutting back.
For more information on Avant Garde Innovations and for updates on their progress, you can visit their website.
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