Energy is an important part of life producing the power of movement, heat, and production of electricity in many different ways. Therefore, choosing the correct source of energy is important for the environment and humans. Renewable energy that produces electricity never runs out, causing a lower environmental impact. Solar, Biomass, Wind, Geothermal, and Hydropower energy should be used globally to produce electricity. On the other hand, producing electricity from nonrenewable energy sources can be very harmful to humans and the environment. Humans can easily be dependent on it, which may not be the best option when it comes to finance, efficiency, sustainability and more. Approximately 52% of the US electricity comes from polluting sources like natural gas, oil, nuclear, and hydropower that have a lot of disadvantages effecting the environment in a negative way.
Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy , It’s is indefinitely renewable. Solar panels also require little maintenance. The primary disadvantages of solar power is that it obviously cannot be created during the night. The power generated is also reduced during times of cloud
First, Solar energy is such an environmentally friendly source of energy. Unlike Fossil fuels, it's a renewable. Typical electricity is generated from fossil fuel that will run out one day. Solar energy is a good substitute to replace fossil fuel as the key energy source reason because is solar power is renewable at completely no cost to provide energy infinitely. That’s why it is a great renewable energy source. Using solar powered energy, you will be replacing the power you are using, which discharges carbon gas emissions, with fresh, reusable solar power. You will, be decreasing your carbon footprint and the amount
For many years, energy has been a need for people everywhere. What has become of the world today is due to the revolution in energy use. There are two types of energy non-renewables and sources-renewables. An example of a non-renewable is coal and it is a great type of fossil fuel the reason being is because it is a reliable source of electricity. Examples of renewables are wind,water and solar power. Renewables can be recovered and reused while on another hand a non-renewables can not be used again. Coal has been used for thousands of years archaeologists discovered that coal was used even in the second and third centuries by the Romans. Solar power is a renewable source since it’s powered by the sun. It can be changed into other forms for example both heat and electricity can come directly from the sun. The sun’s power has been used for a lifetime to heat up our homes, water (to drink and bathe), and our food as well. Both energy sources-coal and solar-are quite reliable resources, and are used very much. As worldwide energy sources, coal and solar power share similarities and differences when it comes to having a huge impact on the environment the world's economic status within how much money we profit from them and human health such as increased lung cancer rates.
Long time ago, people use non-renewable energy to cook, travel, production. For example, people fell trees for making a fire to cook and firing coal to keep train working. Apparently, these non-renewable energies are important for human life in the past because people need these to keep living. However, non-renewable energy is limited, and it make many population in the world such as Global Warming. Following the development of economy, people try to explore new energy to replace non-renewable energy such as solar, hydro energy, wind power, and geothermal energy. The renewable energy can be renewing and it is good for environmental protection. In addition, renewable energy develops the economy and relief floods and drought and so on. Although renewable energy gives human life some nice effects, there are several bad effects that it has. For instance, damage the ecological environment, more and increase coastal erosion.
In addition, solar energy operational costs are manageable. It is free from monthly charges compared to conventional sources of energy. Solar energy does not require raw materials such as oil and coal, and once the panels are built, there will be no monthly charges. In addition, the prices of fossil fuels are increasing day by day, and this means conventional energy will be very expensive. Solar energy will remain the most capable world’s future power supply because, it is cost effective once the plants are built, and there will be no transport costs like for conventional energy sources. Therefore, solar energy is cost-effective, and will help in future energy supply, as the maintenance cost is affordable, as long as they are installed properly, and are working efficiently ( Hans, 2012). Furthermore, with the improvement and advancement of technology, it will increase its efficiency, and cost of production thus, making it more cost effective and the world’s best
Solar energy is an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels. Our planet has been experiencing an average increase in global temperatures. Slowly but surely our planet is deteriorating, unless we change our form of energy into a greener alternative. Deterioration of our planet may occur at a faster rate. The depletion of fossil fuels is detrimental to our environment. By substituting fossil fuels with the solar energy, our planet will benefit. These benefits include: reduced climate change, beneficial economic opportunities on both a large scale benefitting our government and on a smaller scale helping individuals decrease their energy bills, and solar energy is renewable and sustainable.
Renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydroelectric are available but are not used often. I want us to put a limit on countries on how much non-renewable energy sources they can use. Only if we work together, help the other countries can we accomplish this. In fact, just today(1/24) Scotland has set a goal for using 50% renewable energy by 2030. I think that Scotland has set a realistic goal and that other countries should follow their lead. Non-renewable energy sources are bound to run out and when they do, we can either be ready by using renewable energy or have a global crisis. One of the best renewable energy sources currently is solar energy. Solar panels cost very little to install and have little to no maintenance. The sun provides us with more energy than we need. In fact, in just over an hour, the sun provides enough energy to run the world for an entire year. Even with the current 20% efficient solar panels, we could easily solve our energy problem. Therefore, by beginning to transition to solar energy today, we will be preventing a catastrophe of
Solar energy is the most plentiful and purist renewable energy source available. Because it is completely natural, it is considered to be a clean energy source. It does not disrupt the environment or threaten the Eco-systems the way oil and some other energy sources tend to. Nor does it cause greenhouse gases, air or water pollution. Solar energy is an immensely important aspect of life and has been since the beginning of time. Increasingly, we are learning how to harness this important resource and use it to replace traditional energy sources. Modern technology can utilize this energy in a variety of ways, such as; generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, industrial, or commercial use. One day solar energy may well become our primary form of energy. This would lead to a clean environment, less money spent on utilities, and a healthier world. It is highly important because it has the potential to allow technology and nature to co-exist peacefully.
1. The term ‘renewable’ in terms of energy sources are those sources that do not run out, and are being restored all the time. For example, ‘The sun, or energy from it never dries up, it is therefore the source of most types of renewable energy’ (Renewable Energy World, 2017)
Ever since the late 19th century, people have been trying to perfect energy sources to make their lives easier. An ideal Energy source is one that costs little to produce, little to maintain, and yields a high energy output. We found a temporary resource that we used for over a century, coal and natural gases. The problem with sources like these are that they will eventually run out. Renewable energy is energy that can be produced without depletion. Human have been using a form of renewable energy for hundreds of years, such as the watermill. Renewable energy is needed because it will never run out, it is more efficient than today’s methods, and it does not pollute the environment with greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Renewable energy is divided into six main categories. These include wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric, tidal and biomass. Each source of energy has it’s own benefits to the environment. These sources are able to lower the amount of heat-trapping gasses that are negatively effecting the environment and our health and are also able to protect us from fossil fuels that are being trapped, and will continue to be, in our environment today from generating electricity. If we switch from this to renewable energy we can reduce the amount of sicknesses and diseases that are being carried on throughout many people in the world. There are also a lot more job opportunities and economic benefits. Instead of most things being run by machines, like what is happening now, renewable energy can provide hundreds of thousands of hands-on jobs. And on top of this, renewable energy sources are much more reliable and durable than fossil fuels and are even more cost efficient. Is it too good to be true? The answer is no! Renewable energy can transform many countries around the world.
Solar energy and its use isn’t new to the world. It has been used by various societies beginning from 7thCentury B.C, when the sun’s heat was concentrated by glass and mirrors to light fires. Today, we have everything from solar-powered buildings to solar-powered vehicles. By and large solar technology has some environmental, economic, psychological and ethical implications for our society. Actions taken by companies and individuals to increase the use of solar technology will create good local jobs, improve our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil while doing what’s ethical and moral for our society.