Ideas on Solar Energy


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I’m a very huge fan of Solar energy, as well as other renewable energies such as Wind power, Hydropower, Biomass and Geothermal energy. I truly believe that they are the energy of the future, and I’m convinced that any government would make the right move by betting on renewables!

As a future green architect, my vision goes to the residential homes. Wouldn’t it be perfect if we could all depend only on renewables to supply the energy that we need for our homes? For me it is beyond doubt that this is it! For many reasons:

  • We have clean, sustainable sources of energy (no green house gases).
  • With a slight investment in the short term, we get great benefits in the middle and long term (infinite free energy).
  • Decentralization of power, reducing the costs of dirty energy transportation.
  • We can produce energy off the grid, which is very interesting in the case of communities in isolated locations.
  • The solar energy avoids politics and the increasingly volatility of fossil fuel markets.
  • The solar industry creates jobs! Just in Europe, where the adoption of solar energy is becoming wider, it has created 100,000 jobs so far. And it comes in many forms, from manufacturing, installing, monitoring and maintaining solar panels, to research and design, development, cultural integration and policy jobs.
  • Solar energy doesn’t result in the destruction of forests and ecosystems, as it occurs with most fossil fuel operations, because it doesn’t rely on constantly mining raw materials.
  • The best is yet to come: Solar technology is currently improving on a daily basis. Across the world, and particularly in Europe, savvy clean technology researchers are making enormous developments in solar technology. What was expensive, bulky, and inefficient yesterday, is becoming cheaper, more accessible, and vastly more efficient each week.

So, for me, the choice is clear: Renewables are the future!

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I recently followed NRGsolar on Twitter (@NRGsolar), and I discovered a company compromised with solar energy and, what I find more important, with taking care of our planet and leaving a sustainable heritage to the future generations!

More on solar and renewable energies:

Solar Energy International

Solar Energy – Your Infinite Resource

Solar Energy on Wikipedia

Renewable Energy World

US Environmental Protection Agency

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