There are many opportunities to reduce energy consumption. The easiest method is to go solar. Currently the market offers inexpensive alternatives, innovative financing models, and a myriad on incentives to lower the cost of entry. If you live on at least one acre of land with strong wind resources, wind turbines can be an incredibly efficient way to produce electricity for your home. Small wind systems can reduce your energy-costs by as much as 90 percent. If you have a stream, creek or other source of flowing water on your property, you might consider installing a small hydropower system. There are microhydropower systems can provide enough power for a large home, small resort or a small farm. When you’re ready to make the commitment to a renewable energy system, you may qualify for rebates, tax credits or other incentives.