Fossil fuel, coal, oil and natural gas falls under the category of non-renewable energy because once they are used up, they are gone. Renewable energy on the other hand are those forms of energy that we can use and not run out of.
Apart from the fact that this renewable energy is affordable, they are also very clean to use, thereby preserving the environment. The concept behind renewable energy is using what we already have naturally to produce electricity while preserving the earth and not worrying about running out of the resource because it is renewable.
To achieve this concept of renewable energy, we need achieve a great deal into information and technology which will help us in coming out with inventions that will enable to harness these renewable resources forever and future generations will continue to improve upon.
You will agree with me that the earth will be cleaner and safer if we can stop the burning of fossil fuels which include gasoline and coal.
Another exciting fact is that these renewable energies are also very reliable. Take for instance, the sun will keep shinning when it’s time and it doesn’t deplete.
Types of Renewable Energy
You must have come across the various forms of renewable energy, although not in detail. Keep on reading while you are being furnished with all the information you need. You will find out about how each of them offers hope for the future because obviously we cannot continue to depend on those other resources that are being depleted and can’t be replenished.
Look around you in your environment. What are the things that comes to your mind when you think about the natural things? First, you have the sun that shines bright from the sky, the water which covers almost the entire surface of the earth and then the wind. Another source of renewable energy that a lot of people do not know about is the biofuel. This involves using burnable materials to create energy. Examples are wastes from animals, plants, paper, wood, etc.
Of all the renewable energy sources, solar power happened to be the most valuable. The reason is not far-fetched. Solar is plentiful and it is the least expensive to harness. New homes can be built with solar power in mind, such that it becomes a norm. there are solar panels that can be placed on roof top of houses to enable homes trap energy from the sun. With this concept, homes and businesses should never run out of power.
The initial purchase of solar systems and installation may look expensive, but the investment is worth it in the long run. The solar panels have a life span of between 25 to 30 years. The only thing you might need to change periodically is the battery. But if you do your solar installation with Vesselnet Solar, you are given a 3 years warranty on your battery which is a whole lot. It doesn’t mean your battery will stop working after 3 years. It will continue to work effectively. Invest in solar today and begin to save cost on power since there would be no recurring expenses or replacements to be made.
How Does Solar Power Work?
Solar power works by converting light from the sun into electricity through the help of the solar panels that are usually placed on the rooftop. This electricity is usable in your home. The electricity is then fed into a solar inverter which converts the DC (Direct Current) electricity from your solar panels into AC (Alternating Current) electricity.
This technology style of solar power has found its way to vehicles as well. Solar panels are now implanted into the body of cars to collect sunlight energy which is being converted and used for powering these guys. And with the help of battery to store energy for continuous driving even when there is no longer sun shining. In some other cases, the car also operates on a regular gasoline. Which means even without a storage battery, you can continue driving on your regular gasoline should the sun go off.
Solar power plants are currently in places where no one thought they could be. This is to tell you that solar power is being embraced and it is taking over the world. Nigeria for instance, is taking the lead in Africa. There has been a lot of solar power projects in Nigeria by private bodies or sponsored by the government. These projects include minigrid solar system, microgrid solar system and solar home systems situated both in the urban and rural places. There are also a lot of street lights projects in Nigeria that are powered by Solar. Any one who is not currently on solar is already thinking of going solar. Anyone who is not yet thinking of going solar should start planning of going solar now because it is a worthwhile investment.
Also read: the cost of solar panel in Nigeria
From the Experts
Experts have analyzed that there is more energy from the sun every single day. The energy from the sun cannot be used up even if the entire world decides to go solar.
It is estimated that 20,000 homeowner’s in the United States currently get at least 80% of their electricity from solar energy. This saves approximately 50,000 tons of coal each year in order to produce that same amount of power.
Just imagine the amount of fossil oil we will be saving per day if everyone starts using solar power which is renewable and non-depleting.
The question you might want to ask is: why hasn’t everyone moves solar since it is so good? There is just one drawback and it is: solar is quite expensive to install at the beginning. Majority of the world’s population cannot afford it. Which is the reason why people continue with the use of fossil oil which expenses is in bits but recurrent and cost more in the long-run.
What’s the Way Forward?
The way forward is adequate finance. Solar power can be sponsored by the government for rural communities or low-income earning communities with an installment payment system.
Private investors can also come in to install these microgrid and minigrid systems on estates and require the residents to pay installments or Pay-as-You-Use.
Here at Vesselnet solar, apart from our various solar power packages that suits everyone’s energy requirement, we also have flexible payment systems and we are opened for collaboration with organizations and government.
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