Alternative power is the power generated from alternative sources of energy. Alternative energy source are renewable, readily available and abundantly found in nature. Alternative power is generated by using alternative power generators.
Alternative power generators generate electricity from renewable sources of energy like wind, water, solar energy and biomass. The alternative power so generated can be used for providing power for domestic uses, for portable power, lighting and in communication systems.
Alternative power generators use energy from renewable sources. They do not have any adverse effects on the environment and do not cause pollution. Alternative power generators are easy to use and maintain. They are also reliable and efficient sources for generating electricity.
Alternative power generators are used with solar power panels, solar water pumps, and solar power systems. They are also used with wind turbines and wind power systems. Alternative power generators may even use biomass which is the energy obtained from decomposed wastes of plants and animals.
Wind based alternative power generators convert the kinetic energy from wind into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy rotates the blades of turbines and this movement produces electricity. Solar energy based alternative power generators use solar panels or solar cells to convert the trapped solar energy into electricity.
A problem encountered in the use of alternative power generators is the high cost of installing them. The machinery for such generators is very expensive. However, alternative power generators produce electricity that is sufficient enough to solve power problems of rural as well as urban areas across the world.