Green Energy has become the buzzword of the last few years, as a way to fight the climate change effect
Green Energy is the result of the interaction between science and technology with the environment in mind. It can be defined as energy derived from renewable resources that are naturally replenished, such as wind, sun, rain, tides, winds, and geothermal heat, which cannot be depleted, at least for prolonged periods of time. Green Energy is used in place of fossil fuels, because fossil fuels are becoming scarce. This kind of energy is also economically viable.
There are many forms and sources of green energy. The most commonly known are solar power and wind power. There are several other alternative sources such as biomass burning, biofuels, geothermal, hydropower, solar-geothermal systems, small modular, hydroelectric power units, wave power, and water wheels. Wind power has been used to produce electricity at farms and other remote locations for decades, but solar power is much more prevalent throughout the United States.
Coal is one of the most common fossil fuels
One of the major drawbacks of using green energy is that it can be more expensive to generate than conventional fuels, mainly because fossil fuels are harder to find and require more processing to become usable. Also, there is a tendency for these sources of energy to pollute the environment, when burned. Coal is one of the most common fossil fuels used for generating green energy. It is very dirty, but because it is so plentiful, it is affordable and widely available.
One major problem with solar energy is that it cannot get to its full potential, unless there is an abundant source of sunlight. This means that the energy conversion efficiency for solar cells is much less than for other types of green energy. Also, when the array is first installed, the electricity generated is extremely minimal, typically just enough to the lights. This means that the arrays will need to be constantly being upgraded in order to keep producing electricity at a high level. If the sun does not shine as much, the costs will need to be adjusted upward, causing the energy generation to decrease over time.
Hydropower has some advantages over solar energy
For one thing, hydropower can be easily stored in dams, making it an economic asset for years to come. Also, hydropower has been used to pump water in times of drought, allowing cities to deal with their water needs even during times of heavy rainfall. In addition, hydropower is a reliable source of green energy, especially since most sources can be used globally, making it an attractive option for the global environment.
These two forms of green energy are the most popular forms of alternative power, due to their appeal and relative affordability. Green power is growing in popularity across the country. As people become increasingly aware of the impact that they have on the environment, they are also becoming more interested in finding ways to reduce their impact on the planet. Even if they are unable to completely eliminate their consumption of conventional energy, they are trying to use alternative sources of power, such as wind and solar power, to at least reduce their impact on the environment.