Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Why do we need it?

Whether we like it or not, we are running out of fossil fuels at a rampant rate. Yes, our sources are vast and it is much easier for us to imagine that our supply of oil, gas and coal are immeasurable – but the world’s supply is finite, and our impact on the environment are too immense to give a blind eye to. According to the CIA World Factbook, by 2052 our oil deposits will be gone, as a result of our ever-growing population and colossal demand for energy. Renewable energy is the only solution.

Renewable Energy Sources for your home

  • Wind Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Hydropower
Pros Cons
  • Supply exceeds demand – the earth collects 20,000 times more solar radiation from the sun than what we need. Therefore, as long as the sun exists, so will solar energy. Wind and water are also limitless.
  • Low Maintenance – systems only require cleaning several times a year and often come with 20+ year warranties.
  • Decreases Your Carbon Footprint – Unlike fossil fuels, these energy sources do not emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere
  • Saves you money – The installation may initially cost, but will drastically decrease your energy bills yearly.
  • Price – The installation of the systems can be expensive. However, incentives and support are given to home-owners which can cut the cost of solar-energy by over 50%
  • Irregular –Access to sunlight can be limited depending on time of the day, weather etc. Amount of wind energy collected depends on the velocity of winds, as well as the season and location.   

 

 

 

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