Renewable energy is all around us.

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The sun, wind, rivers, lakes, oceans, plant growth or even the heat deep within the earth is renewable energy. Modern technology has started to harness these endless sources of power by converting these into electricity, transportation fuels, and the heating of our homes and water.

Renewable energy resources include geothermal, biofuel, wind, hydroelectric, wood, solar thermal as well as and photovoltaic, and biomass resources.

Why use renewable energy technology?

Solar EnergyCountless renewable energy is in use today. The main reason for this is that the renewable energy has proven to be cleaner as well as a very efficient form of generating electricity. This form of clean energy source can also be relied upon in the long-term future and is also sustainable, affordable, cost effective, and is pollution free.

Because renewable energy is an energy source that is none polluting as well as, create power without a usage of fossil fuels without creating greenhouse gasses or toxic or radioactive waste, hence no carbon emissions.

Renewable energy is also known to reduce global warming. In addition, the increasing numbers of clean energy have dotted the world’s landscape. Renewable energy farms have now become common in countries like The United States, Australia, Canada and many other European countries.

Renewable energy in order to become sustainable?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainability is defined as policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. How does this tie into energy technology?

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The current energy system is using a fuel based approach. Clean energy technology focuses on renewable energy that does not have a fuel that has the potential to run out, such as the wind, geothermal, solar or tidal. Clean energy technology ties into sustainability by creating a strategy for producing energy that will not only work for current generations but generations to come.

What types of renewable energy these resources exist?

Wind Energy

Wind power refers to the use of modern wind turbines that are used to generate electricity, either for individual use or for contribution to a utility power grid. The power in the wind increases rapidly with its speed, which means that locating windmills in areas of strong winds are critical.

PROS:

Wind power is plentiful, renewable and relatively affordable. Wind power does not produce emissions.

CONS:

Wind power produces power intermittently.

Solar Energy

Solar power refers to the use of the sun’s energy to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. However, the sun’s energy is directly converted to electricity through the use of solar cells.

PROS:

Solar power gives off no pollution, however, during the manufacturing, transportation and installation of these goods there is pollution produced.

CONS:

A big drawback of solar power is the large investment needed in order to purchase solar cells. And some applications may need more than one. This makes the initial installation of solar panels very expensive. Homeowners have been reluctant to embrace solar panel installations on their homes

Biomass Energy

This one is composed of wood, leaves, tobacco, grains, dung, farts, wool gloves. Basically, any organic matter that can be burned. Another alternative is collecting gasses that are given off by decomposing organic material. This one’s easy, though. It’s renewable because life reproduces.

Geothermal Energy

This is the action of taking energy from heat generated by the earth and converting it into energy we can use. This could theoretically be around as long as the core of the earth is molten.

Renewable energy is the way to go, regardless of which form of it is best for the region that you live in. Making the switch to renewable energy promotes living in balance and harmony with our environment. Creating and maintaining a new infrastructure will create jobs.