Efficient Renewable Energy Resource-Solar Power

In this modern era with global warming and green house gases on the rise, it is actually required that one takes note of the importance of renewable energy resources to minimise carbon emissions and further harmful effects upon the environment.

What could be a better way to do this than to start with your own home? Energy is expensive to acquire yet easy to waste, and using it for electricity and fuel takes its toll on the planet. Today, the greatest sources of energy have been fossil fuels, of which the three most commonly used are coal, petroleum and natural gas. Unfortunately, the combustion of fossil fuels releases pollution into the atmosphere and fossil fuels are non-renewable their availability will decline. Solar power is now becoming ever more popular, and it is great fact is to see that so many people start to flock to getting this great alternative energy resource in the home. You might choose solar energy or wind energy as your most optioned renewable energy, but you could use them in combination to maximize your energy production and minimize your investment. Solar equipment is still hard to find, althought the work is easier than a decade ago. Now you will find that there are solar kits that you can buy with all you need, and the good news is that there are a few options out there. Also geo thermal power is the biggest clean and renewable energy resource on earth. It does not produce pollution particles because no fuel is burned and no harmful chemicals are released into the environment. The energy stored as geo thermal energy in the earth is so large that humans can not possibly use it up - not even in millions of years. Geothermal energy is the power which can be establised by the harnessment of the heat beneath the Earth's surface. Deep wells are usually used to pipe steam and hot water from deep within the Earth, up to the surface.

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaics, or indirectly with concentrating solar power, which generally focuses the sun's energy to boil H2O which is then used to provide power, and technologies such as the sterling engine dishes which use a sterling cycle engine to power a generator. Geothermal heat pump technology mainly focus on the Earth's natural thermal energy, a renewable resource, to heat or cool a home or commercial building. Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes and businesses with 40% to 70% less energy than basic conventional systems. While conventional furnaces and boilers completely burns a fuel to produce heat, geothermal heat pumps use electricity to simply rotate heat from the earth into buildings, allowing much higher efficiencies.

Solar power helps us to minimise cost by decreasing our consumption of electricity that we usually get from fossil fuel powered power plants. And these fossil fueled power plants are destroying our environment with the pollutants that they emit. Solar power does not produce any harmful toxins that would affect our health and the environment. Both solar and geo thermal heat offer environmentally friendly options and their disadvantages far out way their advantages. If you look at both systems though, solar offers distinct advantages. If you are really looking to upgrade your heating system and being earth-friendly is the basic necessary to you, then you should be considering geo thermal as an best alternative. With solar power you will not required any electricity from an outside source, so you can install it in any geographical location.

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