Solar Power– When will it Catch On?
Solar Power – When will it catch on?
In today’s changing world, there are always hot topics such as: “What’s the deal with solar power?”
Over the last few decades, a new awareness of our planet has been cultivated. More people are striving to keep the planet green to save our environment. After all, we only have one Earth.
Even with this knowledge and mindset, only 7% of our energy comes from renewable resources . Renewable resources include wind, water, solar and fire. These resources can be replenished in a single human lifetime. However, most of our energy comes from fossil fuels, or nonrenewable resources.
Our current culture is so energy driven that we are on pace to run out of fossil fuels within the next 200 years. As a consumer culture, we habitually use fossil fuels at a rapid rate. However, this habit could be slowed or even stopped. If we draw on the resources we have, such as solar, wind or hydro energy sources, we could extend the life of our fossil fuels and our planet.
While it may seem like a simple solution of switching to renewable resources, there are obstacles to overcome. In many cases, fossil fuels are cheaper and easier to mine, and, we know how they work and they are convenient.
Solar Power for example still has a few flaws. The sun is not always accessible, like at night and during cloudy weather. Solar technologies are still very expensive and require a lot of land area to collect the sun’s energy at rates that are beneficial to large groups of people. Currently the average solar panel absorbs and converts roughly 20% of the energy that it receives into useable power.
However, this shouldn’t deter our use. Instead, we should use solar supply to power as much as possible in our day-to-day activities. We could put forth further research and time that is dedicated to furthering solar power.
Despite the drawbacks, solar energy use has surged at about 20% a year over the past 15 years thanks to rapidly falling prices and gains in efficiency. National Geographic
At Critical Power Exchange, we understand that our community needs to respect our environment. We are dedicated to our planet
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by selling refurbished and pre-owned equipment and recycling scrap metal. CPE is helping to shrink the carbon footprint on earth by finding new ways to “Go Green”. Won’t you join us?