Green Energy Solutions
Green Energy Solutions is an umbrella term for all the energy solutions that provide cleaner energy and do away with all the cons of conventional energy sources. Research into renewable, non-polluting energy solutions is advancing at such a fast pace, it's hard to keep track of the many types of green energy solutions that are now in development.
Some of the well-known solutions for providing green energy are Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydro Power, Tidal Power, Geothermal Power, Biomass Power and Biofuels. While all these solutions refer to supply of energy, other solutions have sprung up too that make the existing infrastructure smart and hence contribute to greener World.
Some of these green energy solutions are rainwater harvesting systems, energy Star HVACs instead of old HVACs, house insulation solutions, double pane window installations, energy monitoring, energy star appliances installation and smart power strips installation.
Solar Power is the most prevalent among all green energy solutions since solar energy is accessible in most parts of the world. While Solar Water Heaters have been in use for last few decades, Solar Photovoltaic energy has picked up in last decade and is set to contribute a great proportion of the total energy portfolio of the world.
Wind Power is best harnessed at high altitude and offshore locations, which provide best conditions for harnessing the strongest winds to produce energy. Hydropower is caused by the earth’s water cycle, including evaporation, rainfall, tides and the force of water running through a dam.
Geothermal energy in the form of hot springs has been used by humans for millennia for bathing, and now it's being used to generate electricity.
Even though many of these green energy solutions can save the consumers a bundle over the period, many of them are expensive and require years before the initial expenses are justified. And this is precisely the reason, solar energy is making inroads into the energy foray, since not only does solar energy save the consumer a bundle, but also costs less than conventional energy sources.