Benefits of renewable energy

Here you will find some of the many advantages and benefits of using renewable energy

 

 

Greenhouse gas emissions reducing.

A wealth of alternative energy sources, from wind and solar energy to hydroelectricity and biomass fuel offer a way to power homes, vehicles or businesses without using fossil fuels. That means renewable energy sources can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we put into the air.

 
Energy supply diversifying.

Hydropower is an example of a great source of domestically-produced power that generates power directly to the grid. The same can be said for solar, wind and geothermal energy sources. In fact, according to National Geographic, geothermal energy from “underground reservoirs of steam and hot water can be tapped to generate electricity or to heat and cool buildings directly,” which means geothermal energy can be accessed all year long, making it both renewable and reliable.

 

Finding Individual energy independence

With climate change, extreme weather has become a fact of life. It’s hotter in the summer and colder in the winter in many parts of the United States. In reaction, we tend to crank up the heat in the cold months and use air conditioning to keep the temperature way down in the summer. This behavior leads to the necessity of brownouts or rolling blackouts in some areas, leaving houses without much-needed electricity.

Solar energy is a renewable energy source that you can install right on, or beside, your house. When it’s attached to the grid, any power you don’t use goes to the utility company, and they may end up having to pay you for power instead of the other way around. But one of the coolest things about having your own renewable source of energy is that you’re independent of neighbors or the utility company. This means everyone else could be experiencing a brownout in the summertime while you’re using the power of the sun to keep cool.

 




Improving public health

A study from the Clean Energy and Climate Change Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that Americans spend an estimated $361.7 to $886.5 billion each year on our health for conditions related to the use of fossil fuels. Such conditions include cancer, neurological problems, heart disease and more. Therefore if we reduce the using of fossil fuels we will reduce as well the expenses in health, which leads to the next benefit.

 

Saving money

Once the initial cost of construction and setup of a renewable power source is covered, it can quite quickly begin to pay for itself. Some sources allow you to save money quicker than others. Solar, for example, requires a large investment up front, so the payoff is delayed when compared to other sources. However, proper storage decisions, such as the amount and quality of batteries used, can help reduce costs on a grand scale.

Please watch the following video that explains the benefits of renewable energy…