Solar Energy is also very efficient. The panels could be charged during the day and when there is no sun, the energy from the previous day is already stored. “You can use home solar panels as a partial or full source of electrical energy for your home. These residential solar panels can be tied into the electric grid, or you can produce all energy you need and live "off the grid". Solar systems that are tied into the grid can even sell unused electricity back to a power company”.
Hydroelectric energy can be used to provide electric power to small towns and cities. Geothermal energy can be used to heat buildings or water and to power turbines to make power. Wind energy can be used to pump water and generate electricity. Solar energy is of the most resourceful sources of alternative energy. It is the most important of the non-conventional sources of energy, because it does not pollute the earth.
They can always keep collecting the power. No matter what people may argue about how much coal, natural gas and petroleum remains buried in the Earth, those fossil fuels will run out far earlier than the life of the sun ("Solar Power Vs. Fossil Fuels"). Home owners should invest in solar energy because solar systems have very dependable technology with little maintenance, they offer financial savings and they are better for the environment. Solar systems, also known as solar panels, are built to be very efficient and require very little maintenance. Technology has helped to improve the look and construction of the solar panels.
Solar is getting more popular and even things like solar powered cars are being made. The Ford C Max energi has a solar panel on the roof to harness the suns energy and keep it going. Solar is much better energy source than anything else. If everyone has solar panels and batteries we would not need to worry about power being messed up with trees falling or digging in the ground. With solar we could all have our own “power plant”.
The main reason solar energy is getting so big is because of the advantages of the use of solar energy. The main advantage of solar energy is that the power source is infinite unlike fossil fuels which are limited. Scientist currently predicts that in the next forty to fifty years fossils fuels will expire. Also solar energy is cleaner, rather than fossil fuels, solar energy doesn’t give off pollution and also is water efficient. Nuclear power plants and gas power plants use up so much water to cool the plant down, solar panels however doesn’t need water for anything.
Another solution that is becoming more common, is the use of ethanol fuel. This is safer for our environment, but it is not 100% ethanol, thus it pollutes the air as well. The best way to clean up the environment that I can see is to switch to the use of electric vehicles. Currently electric vehicles are only available by lease. So, I suggest that the money the federal government gets from collecting more gasoline tax, should go toward the research of electric vehicles.
Some places are making wind farms or, gaint arrays of wind trubines. These wind farms can make a small contributon to domestic power so we are using less unclean energy. Windmills are an endless source of energy that does not harm the environment. Another technology we use today is solar power. Solar power is made from the suns rays and turned to energy.They take the speeding photons and convert them into an electtrical current.
It is when solar energy is used directly in the forms of heat or light. This energy can be collected as easily as changing the way a structure is oriented, designed, or constructed. Windows can allow the sun to heat and illuminate the room to replace electricity during the day. Heat-absorbing surfaces like dark walls can help collect heat to warm the home, while air vents are used spread the warm air around the house (Gale). All in all, passive energy is one of the two types of solar energy.
This shows the underutilized capacity of solar energy in attaining sustainable developments. The photovoltaic systems do not release greenhouse gases in the power generation process. Moreover, they can convert sunlight into electricity even in conditions of low solar energy. This proves that solar power can be available for use in domestic or commercial buildings even on cloudy days. In contrast, the indirect conversion of solar energy through CSP techniques involves the generation of heat energy and using the resultant steam to operate power generators (Hirschmann 36).
Third of all, the water falls in the dam can also generate electricity. For instance, 19% of world electricity comes from water. Regardless of the fact that hydroelectric power has low maintenance costs and does not pollute the environment, it can cause earthquakes, and destroy wild rivers. Only 0.3% of world energy