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Why You Should Go For a Solar Renewable Energy

Updated on September 26, 2015

Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Earth

The word renewable energy means energy that comes from sources that can be restored back through natural processes like sunshine, rainfall, geothermal heating, etc, which doesn’t leave the earth environment polluted or littered. This type of energy is exactly what the world needs at this time that increasing industrial activities all over the world is causing a geometrical increase in global warming due to increased release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere.

What makes renewable energy interesting is the fact that it can be recycled and reused again and again, thereby forming an energy loop with no resultant negative effect on human health when compared to energy derived from fossil fuels like: coal, natural gas, etc, which is linked to breathing problems, neurological damage, heart attacks, and cancer. Aside the health benefits, it also comes at a very minimal cost with little or no subsequent running cost unlike energy derived from fossil fuels which requires constant renewal of the energy source in order to sustain it.

Haven taken a shallow look at some of the advantages of this type of energy as discussed above, let us now take an in depth look at some of the merits based on the source of the energy like: sun, wind, and water. Energy derived from the sun is called solar energy, and it comes at a very cost-effective budget though with a bit high initial investment cost to cover for the installation, solar system maintenance, and every other thing comes freely from natural sun.

Just like energy derived from the sun, wind energy offers the user a clean, alternative and cost-effective renewable source of energy with no resultant health effects.

Another interesting type of this energy in discuss is the hydroelectricity, which utilizes the power of water flowing through a waterfall to generate high voltage electricity to the user, and just like solar and wind energy, hydroelectricity is essentially using a free source of energy, with no negative emissions

Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Earth

Why Use Solar Energy?

Solar energy is an interesting form of renewable energy that utilizes heat radiation from the sun to create energy for human consumption.

The conversion process involves the use of solar panels and some other heat collection systems to convert sun’s ray and heat into usable energy. Interestingly enough, it can be said that no other energy source compares to the energy potential of sunshine, which also comes in abundance when compared to other sources of energy.

One vital argument that has been going on for long is the belief that solar energy is expensive when compared to fossil energy, which happens to be a fallacy, and I will tell you why. Firstly, the major reason why people believe the later is cheaper is due to decades of dependence on fossil fuel energy which has caused psychological phobia towards energy usage adjustment among global energy consumers, coupled with fossil fuel industry false propaganda about renewable energy sources.

Moreover, improved technological researches and government policies that promote research on the production, installation, and maintenance of solar systems have made it possible for us to have a tremendous drop in the cost of solar power over the years, and more improvements are expected to follow in the coming years.

Aside the health and safety benefits of this type of energy in discuss, it also comes with several other cost reduction benefits like: elimination of mining cost associated with fossil fuels, energy security cost that comes with guarding natural gas pipelines, social and environmental cost that comes with the fixing of the environmental degradation and hazards associated with the exploration and mining of fossil fuels used in powering fossil energy generators.

The advantages that comes with solar renewable energy can never be overemphasized, in the sense that it comes with cost-effectiveness, better health and safety, and a safer environment.


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      accofranco 2 years ago from L Island

      @TabsTech, thanks for stopping by to drop an encouraging comment...for sure solar energy is the way to go. It comes with so many merits with little or no disadvantages unlike fossil fuel energy.

      Will follow back...thanks again.

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      Michael Germanotta 2 years ago from Australia

      This was very informative and motivating. I think I need to get solar my power bills are way to high but Thanks for the interesting article I enjoyed reading it!

      I also followed. Thanks for writing on HubPages I hope to see more!