Secondly, the report suggest that the support of government is a possible solution to the expensive cost and low efficiency can be solved by the development of technology in solar power system. Finally, this report concludes by proposing recommendations which governments and scientists can adopt in order to lessen these problems and make solar power become a reliable and widely utilized energy source. 2. The problems with using solar power as an alternative... ... middle of paper ... ...company by subsidies and reduce the cost by incentives on tariff and policy for boost the development of solar energy. Secondly, the low efficiency may improve by the innovation of technology which are the technical and design improvement on photovoltaic systems, storage systems and concentrated solar power systems.
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.
Thus efficient trapping of solar energy could provide an alternative to fossil fuel dependent energy production. With increase in demand for power, now private sector has also started to invest in solar power due to better technological maturity and cost competitiveness. Technology for transforming solar radiation energy into both heat and electricity can harness solar energy effectively and have huge potential in scaling up power production. As there is positive correlation between energy requirement and GDP of the country, solar energy can address energy deficit in demand by both Off-Grid power supply ... ... middle of paper ... ...lopment to the country. Climate compatible development can be achieved through only by looking to trade-off between these triple strategies, which makes all strategy sides balanced i.e.
Present and Future Benefits of Solar Powered Homes Introduction The following is a feasibility study on the need to apply solar power for homes and the benefits to be expected from it. This report contains information on the expected benefits of using solar power for homes in place of traditional methods of power such as electricity and gas. Solar power is beneficial to consumers because it saves them money compared to the increasingly high prices of conventional methods of generation. Solar power is also beneficial to society because it is much safer for our environment than the burning of fossil fuels or the use of nuclear power that is characteristic of gas and electricity power. This report explores solar power as an alternate and superior means of power generation for homes.
This type of energy has not always been used to its full advantage and now it can be. Solar energy is the obvious choice for the United States to start using more because of its financial benefits that lead to reduced electric bills and jobs. Also solar energy is an asset because of the environmental services it allows. With having no byproducts and no waste solar energy leads to a more green world. The supporters of solar energy are very widely spread from state representative to the makers of the solar panels.
However, fossil fuels possess two significant disadvantages. Fossil fuels harm the global environment because they enhance the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon dioxide, and they release other harmful gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.1 Also, fossil fuels are limited and will run out in the near future if current rates of consumption are maintained. Photovoltaic cells that convert solar energy to electrical energy solve both of these problems. Although the production of photovoltaic cells causes some pollution, photovoltaic cells do not emit harmful gases nor do they pollute the environment. Solar energy is virtually unlimited since the Sun will continue its fusion reaction and provide light energy to the Earth.
With its inefficiency, scientists are trying to find alternative solution to store solar cells for as long as possible. The main process of capturing solar energy happens at the nanoscale. With solar cells, it gets more efficient the tinier it gets. The converting rate of solar energy is equally price competitive as fossil fuel, with a dollar per watt of solar energy. With the help of nanotechnology, it could help raise solar energy conversion efficiency and help lower costs making it the ultimate method of raw energy conversion.
With the advanced technologies in the modern world, the general population in different countries will benefit from this scientific discovery without incurring huge costs at the domestic and commercial platforms. Other subsections that should adopt solar power systems include academic institutions and government agencies. In addition to facilitating economic developments, the maximum utilization of solar energy will help in solving the problem of global warming since it does not utilize fossil fuels.
The topic of implementing solar energy as the country's primary energy contributor has been one of much controversy; however, making this transition could promise a world of incredibly cheap power for an eternity. The following information will detail major discussion points in solar power that have significant impact on not just the industry but the way that ordinary Americans live their lives. The material has been organized into the following headings: current and projected capabilities, environmental impacts, cost, and solar roadways. Current and Projected Capabilities The total world energy demand is roughly 400 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU). One BTU is measured by the energy and heat generated by a match.
This has a flow on effect down to the customers. 5. Conclusion In conlusion ,Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells using the photoelectric effect. When the current is produced it put through an AC inverter to make this power suitable for households. it can be stated that benefits of solar power far outweigh the issues of solar power on a global and environment scale, however on a personal scale without government rebates, it would wiser to stick to fossil fuel technology until solar power technology increases.