Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alternative energy is no doubt energy for future. Also when we talk about alternative energy we generally and most probably talk about renewable energy. We all are seeing solar energy and wind energy gaining popularity.

Here is the list of 5 best energy options for future.

1. Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It is clean and sustainable energy. Actually, geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in Earth. Geothermal power stations use this heat to burn a reservoir and thus steam is produced. Then steam generator converts steam into electricity.

Pros:


  • Clean energy
  • Once the water is used, it can be pumped back in the ground.
  • No production of greenhouse gases
  • Stable resource
  • Available in abundant
Cons:
  • High cost
  • Surface instability
  • Specific locations must be selected
2. Solar energy

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the sun that is harnessed using a range of ever evolving technologies such as photo voltaic cells. The photo voltaic cells are mostly used for trapping sun's energy and convert it into electricity.

Pros:
  • Renewable energy source
  • Less electricity bills if installed at homes
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Clean energy
  • Less emission of greenhouse gases
Cons:
  • Weather dependent
  • Uses some amount of space (Depends on solar panel capacity)
  • Sometimes associated with pollution
3. Biomass energy

Biomass is organic material that comes from plants and animals. Biomass energy is the nergy produced by the organic materials or biomass. This is renewable energy. We get biomass from wood, garbage, crops, alcohol fuels, gases, etc.

Pros: 
  • Renewable energy source
  • Reduction of waste materials
  • Less money spent on importing oil
Cons:
  • Highly polluting method
  • Cost is high
4. Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is the electricity produced with the help of flow of water. Here, hydroelectric plants use a dam on river to store water and then it is released through a turbine spinning which generates electricity.

Pros:
  • Clean energy
  • No pollution
Cons:
  • Destruction of lands
  • Expensive
  • High power failures recorded
5. Wind energy

Wind energy is the energy is the energy generated by wind. Windmill is used to convert wind energy to electricity. Air flow causes the propeller of windmill to move and in turn we get generated electricity.

Pros:
  • Clean energy
  • Less emission of greenhouse gases
Cons:
  • Noise
  • Less reliable
  • Dependent of wind
  • Needs a start with generator



1 comments :

No doubt that these are the future of energy, but solar energy is best source most of the countries can avail. Even governments are opting for renewable energy like solar, wind and hydro power. People can reach out to Solar Energy Companies to get their solar power systems installations done and contribute to making our earth green and clean.

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