Renewable power, in a lot of of its forms has been about and applied in some cases for hundreds if not thousands of years, in reality as long as our planet and the sun have existed, they will be here as extended as our planet and the sun continue. So if this is accurate, why are they not utilized far more generally? The uncomplicated answer is that locating and working with fossil fuels is simpler and more affordable, nevertheless fossil fuels do pollute our environment, and they will be depleted at some point in the future.
Solar energy is completely renewable and has no measurable effect on the environment which is why it is the renewable energy method of option for a lot of environmentally conscious persons. Even so there are a handful of drawbacks to using solar power. One disadvantage of utilizing solar power is that since the power produced by the sun is so diffuse it takes a lot of sunlight to produce energy. This implies that solar plants have to have a big surface region.
Canada has been slow to advance improvement of recognized geothermal sources. It wasn’t till March, 2004, that the BC government started accepting bids from companies proposing to create geothermal sources in the Meager Creek and Kinbasket Lake regions. In June 2004, the BC government authorized drilling permits for two deep production wells to assess the commercial viability at Meager Creek. At that time, the lease went to Western GeoPower, but it has since changed hands and is now held by American corporation Ram Energy.
Solar (or photovoltaic) cells produce about ten watts per square foot and are mounted on your rooftop. The maximum quantity of solar electricity that can be efficiently generated is determined by the quantity of southerly roof exposure offered that remains fully unshaded most of the day. It is ideal to continue to be hooked up to the utility grid for two reasons. 1. They are essential to obtain any extra electricity that is created from your solar panels. 2. The days that are cloudy you may possibly need to have to use their electrical energy.
Great hub, Steph. I’ve been wanting this nation, and this world essentially, to get into alternative power sources for decades. There are so many sources, geothermal, hydro, wind, solar, and so forth, that there is just no explanation not to… and 1 or two nations actually have already become independent of oil! The oil corporations have such a globe-wide stranglehold that it’s really difficult to get something else into the mainstream consciousness.