Hi my name is Chad and welcome to my site on solar
power and energy. Environmental protection has become so popular in the last few years that we read and hear
about it almost every day. The society as a whole has realized the importance of environmental protection and
the need to go green. Green and solar energy for homes have as a result gained popularity. People are looking
for alternative sources of energy to help reduce the reliance on fossil fuels which poses a huge
environmental threat. The world is so dependent on non-renewable sources of energy such as coal and fossil
fuels. For instance, in some parts of United States such as Indiana and Ohio generate their electricity from
coal. Therefore should coal or the other non renewable sources of energy become scarce or their prices rises
then the world would face a huge financial crisis. This has resulted to the creation of clean or renewable
Clean energy is the solution to the current environmental problems facing us today. It include sources such as
wind, solar, wave and geothermal. The world at large stands to reap much benefits from these sources of energy for
instance, the research, development as well as implementation of these sources of energy is expected to create
millions of new jobs. Countries are looking on how they can become self reliant in clean energy. Green energy helps
us protect our environment from the non renewable energy sources pollutants.
Solar energy is a type of clean energy that is obtained from the sun by harnessing the sun's heat and light.
Special cells referred to as photovoltaic cells harness electrons from the sunlight via absorbing light. The
electrons are then used to generate electricity; some of the reasons that make solar energy so popular today is
that it is renewable. Home solar panels are more available and becoming affordable as discoveries are made. Solar
panels don't produce noise and requires little maintenance and can be implemented in different
This involves harnessing energy from wind power with the help of wind turbines or windmills. In different parts of
the world for instance in Europe wind power has been harnessed and added to the national grid. The only
disadvantage of this form of energy is that the windmills or turbines are very large and produce a lot of noise and
negatively impacts on the wildlife and birds.
Energy is generated from the mechanical energy created by water turbines; this source of energy is fairly
expensive. Dams are usually made to create hydropower although waterfalls or rushing streams or rivers can
naturally create hydropower. In the sea tides and waves also generate water power which can be harnessed and added
to the national grid. In some parts of the globe especially in the United States water power is a significant
source of energy with its use expected to increase in the near future.
Hot water, heat and steam under the surface of the earth can be harnessed to produce renewable energy. The hot
water, steam or heat is tapped to rotate turbines thus producing electricity. Although, it is not a very popular
source of green energy simply because geothermal sources such as geysers aren't universally