The Advantages of Renewable Energy: solar power, wind energy and other sustainable forms of energy.

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Princeton AIhebho • 28 August 2022

Renewable energy is growing in popularity, but it's not just because of its environmental benefits. It also offers many other advantages. Here are the top six reasons why you should consider investing in renewable sources of energy:

  1. Renewable energy sources have a much smaller impact on the planet.

    Renewable energy sources have a much smaller impact on the planet than fossil fuels and nuclear power.

    Fossil fuels are derived from organic matter, such as plants or animals that lived long ago. When these fossilized remains were buried in muds, they turned into oil deposits underground. Fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity through a process called combustion, or burning them directly in an engine. While this produces some useful heat energy (the amount you see glowing when you strike metal with a match), it also releases carbon dioxide into our atmosphere — which is causing climate change!

    Nuclear fission involves splitting uranium atoms using an electric current passing through them until they split apart completely releasing lots of energy in the form of heat and neutrons that start fissioning other atoms nearby; however this process creates radioactive waste products which cannot be safely disposed of so must be stored somewhere until eventually being disposed off safely after hundreds if not thousands years have passed since its creation/usage first began.

  2. Renewable energy sources reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

    You might be wondering why we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Well, there are a few reasons. First, renewable energy sources don't emit any greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, so they help prevent global warming and climate change. Second, using renewable sources of power means that you're not relying on oil or natural gas for electricity production (which can be costly). Thirdly, these resources require less land area than conventional sources of power like coal or nuclear power plants; this helps keep landfills at bay! Fourthly: if you're concerned about energy security--that is your country's ability to produce enough fuel supplies--using renewables makes sense because they can function as back-up sources when needed most (for example during droughts).

  3. Wind and solar power are cheaper than ever before.

    The cost of solar panels and wind turbines has decreased by 80% and 50% respectively over the last decade, making renewable energy more cost-effective than ever before. As a result, green power sources are now cheaper than fossil fuel sources like coal or natural gas.

    In fact, a growing number of countries are choosing to invest in renewable energy sources rather than fossil fuels. In 2018 alone, more than $200 billion was invested in new renewable capacity worldwide.

  4. Solar energy, in particular, offers greater flexibility for where we live and work.

    Solar energy is more portable than fossil fuels, which makes it ideal for remote locations. For example, the French island of Réunion has a population of about 250,000 people and an average daily electricity demand of 2 megawatts (2 million watts). But because solar panels are easy to transport and install on rooftops in small towns or even rural areas that don't have access to reliable electric grids, solar power can provide enough energy for homes and businesses even when there isn't any sunlight available.

    Solar power also has advantages over other types of renewable energy like wind or biomass: It's flexible enough to meet your needs today but also adaptable to changing demands tomorrow—or even in ten years' time if you decide it's not worth investing anymore!

    Solar power is also an affordable alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The cost of solar panels has dropped by more than 70% since 2008, and they're expected to continue declining as technology improves and production volumes increase.

  5. Solar technology can help with environmental problems.

    Solar technology can help with issues like climate change, air pollution, water shortages and other environmental problems.

    Solar power is renewable and doesn't produce greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide or methane. Installing solar panels on rooftops would reduce emissions compared with traditional fossil fuels because they use do not fuel while generating electricity throughout their day!


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    Photo by Mick Truyts on Unsplash


  6. The advantages of renewable energy go far beyond environmental concerns

    Renewable energy is a good investment. It's also good for business and the economy, so it's no surprise that many companies are investing in renewable energy. In fact, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), "from 2007 to 2016, more than $350 billion was invested in renewable power generation projects around the world."

    Renewable resources like wind and solar power have been proven time and time again as reliable sources of energy—and they're getting better all the time!  

    There are many reasons to support renewable energy. It’s been proven time and time again that it’s a clean source of energy, which is important given our level of pollution in the world today. It also helps us save money on our electricity bills too! With so many benefits like these, why would anyone want to continue using fossil fuels?

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