Using natural energy sources to generate power is gaining popularity everyday, especially among homeowners.
This is extremely necessary to reduce our current, vital dependency on fossil fuels. Apart from the fact that fossil fuels are depleting fast, the increasing amounts of fossil fuels we burn each day is contributing greatly to climate change, causing the pollution of air and surrounding environments.
However, it is possible to save the earth and its resources if we act now by switching to natural and renewable energy sources.
Here are some of the many advantages related to the use of natural and renewable energy sources:
Renewable energy can be produced from the sun, wind, tides, and geothermal activity, which are all free to use.
Besides the initial cost of installation, which includes solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal energy equipment, there are no other costs, and no fuel requirements.
Anyone who uses energy from renewable sources will be free from any effect of gas, energy or electricity price rises by companies. This means that you can become totally energy efficient and independent, eliminating your dependency on the world’s fossil fuel supplies.
You can use as much or as little of the renewable electricity of which you generate, without feeling guilty for any wastage.
Oil, gas and coal supplies are limited and ultimately, they will run out some day. If we have the infrastructure already in place to generate energy from natural sources, this won’t be as much of a problem.
Like everything else in this world, renewable energy has a few disadvantages as well such as:
The initial cost of installing renewable energy technologies may be quite high.
Although it is very difficult and unlikely that you will be able to completely replace your current power supply to the use of renewable energy, but it is always possible to put in some effort combine together different energy technologies, such as a wind turbine and solar panel to generate power according to your needs.
Renewable energy technologies are dependent on natural phenomena and cannot be used to generate power everywhere. For example, wind turbines can only be installed in areas with high wind velocity and solar panels in areas with great amount of sunshine.