Solar energy is gaining in popularity all of the time. It helps to know as much about it as possible. Here we look at what solar energy can do for you and also some interesting facts regarding its usage.
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For years, people looked at solar energy in one of two ways. Either it was a failed experiment, relegated to the 70s, or it was something that held limited promise but we probably wouldn’t begin to see that promise for many more years. A recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, however, disputes those theories. The SEIA hosted a conference and within that conference (that was mainly geared to discussing the topic of diversification of solar power within current power plants), a tangent split off to discuss the U.S. market and how solar energy is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the country.
While many Americans are in favor of developing solar energy, some are against the idea of using public land to house solar panels. Opponents of using land for solar energy claim we can get enough use out of rooftop panels to make a difference, referring to the panels placed on private buildings and houses. However, many experts in this industry claim that while rooftop panels are definitely necessary, we need more than that to solve the nation’s energy problems.
Once reserved for calculators and rooftops, solar energy has now founds its way into everyday activities. There are many affordable products that can save you money on electricity and batteries, as well as provide some entertainment, proving that you don’t have to be rich to contribute to a better environment.
In a new report authored by the National Academy of Sciences and co-authored by several other branches of the American scientific community, the case was made for immediate, widespread action on the climate change front, with hope for a reduction of impact that might accompany some of that major action. Those who have been heavily involved in the press for more environmentally sound ways of producing energy have long known what this report confirms; that change is necessary if the world we live in will continue to look the way it does now for future generations.
Your eco-friendly attitude does not have to be left at the door to your house when you leave for vacation. Find out how to stay green on-the-go.
You may have switched out your lightbulbs for the eco-friendly CFL bulbs, and you may have considered solar panels for your home. However, your “green” tendencies can now be taken on the road during vacation. For example, you can rent a hybrid vehicle for just a little more money than the typical rental car. Some rental companies even offer electric cars so you can save lots of cash by not constantly filling up on gasoline. Look up rental car companies to compare your options before you go.
With oil prices on the upswing and summer’s gas hike looming in the horizon, the idea of a solar powered vehicle is once again gaining attention.
Whoever went and killed the electric car has a whole heap of trouble coming their way. Perhaps before we know it, dealerships in the states will be offering solar-powered cars, in essence reducing the United State’s foreign oil dependence and promoting a green tomorrow.
If you are interested in installing solar panels on your home, but are unsure of the differences between the aforementioned options, the guide below will provide you with a head start.
As it stands, there are four different types of solar panels available for purchase and personal use. These include Monocrystalline Silicon, Polycrystalline Silicon, String Ribbon Silicon, and Amorphous Silicon Panels. These devices offer energy independence, lowered monthly utility bills and the satisfaction of an environmentally-friendly power source. If you are interested in installing solar panels on your home, but are unsure of the differences between the aforementioned options, the guide below will provide you with a head start.
If there are any more ways to save money on the daily commute, most people would be eager to find out. Researchers at the University of California have taken the time to examine additional ways to save fuel. It’s called eco-driving and provides drivers with tips and guidance to help them reduce their fuel consumption. The end result is a better impact on your wallet as well as the environment.