Have you ever wondered if what you know about the causes of land pollution is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on the facts about solar energy.
Solar energy is energy from the sun. When the sun is shining solar energy is being produced as it sends the heat radiating to the earth. Solar energy is as plentiful as daylight, as limitless as organic life itself, a fuel that comes free of charge and replenishes itself every time the earth rotates on its axis. Almost all energy, after all, is ultimately stored solar power: Oil, gas, and coal were born of the ancient sunlight that fed prehistoric animals and plants, the wind is set howling by the sun’s unequal heating of the atmosphere, and even a campfire draws its warmth from solar power trapped long ago through photosynthesis.
Wind and water have been used to power mills for centuries. Wind power is a totally renewable energy source with no greenhouse gas emissions, but due to its unpredictability, has problems integrating with national grids. Combined together, wind and hydrogen can cancel out their inherent defects and be an effective tool in the battle against carbon dioxide and global warming. Winds are rated in seven classes; higher class numbers indicate stronger winds.
Think about what you’ve read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about the causes of land pollution? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?
Wind energy does not reduce the huge investment cost we have for conventional energy but only the cost of conventional fuel. If the conventional energy happens to be nuclear, there are then hardly any cost savings since fuel consumption is pretty steady.
Wind, solar, tidal and biofuels are all garnering significant attention, research and investment. Opportunities abound, yet capital costs remain high. And the cost of the energy generated is more expensive than comparable fossil fuels, especially since the rapid price declines experienced by fossil fuels during the latter part of 2008. They publish a comprehensive guide and are located in their own renewable energy powered workshops, showrooms and demonstration site in Herefordshire. Wind energy plants work on the principle of aerodynamic force. The wind striking the rotor blade creates positive pressure below the sail, whilst there is negative pressure above the sail.
Solar energy installations are often sited in deserts where water is scarce. This isn’t to say that traditional forms of energy production don’t have their own problems; thermoelectric power plants are responsible for 41% of all water withdrawals in the country and often do profound damage to local waterways.
Now you can be a confident expert on the causes of land pollution. OK, maybe not an expert. But you should have something to bring to the table next time you join a discussion on the facts about solar energy.
Originally posted 2009-11-29 11:59:43.