There are many forms of renewable energy including biomass, hydroelectric, and geothermal. All of them have their merits and can be used to supplement our energy needs. But not many of them are viable enough to be a source for everyday use. A large family can’t power their home from biomass technology and we haven’t reached the point where the ocean can provide power worldwide. When we look at sources of energy that have real-world applications that we can truly see future generations using on a wide scale there are only two that fit the criteria. They are solar power and wind turbines.
Solar vs Wind Energy
These two forms of energy have a lot of good things in common. They are completely renewable, in that no matter how much of it we use there will always be a new supply coming. They’re clean, meaning that there are no harmful emissions given off during the energy production process. Neither solar nor wind power causes air pollution, water contamination, or serious illnesses.
While they’re both clean energy sources, in most cases, solar is by far the better choice in green technology. It is more practical for getting electricity into residential neighborhoods. Wind turbines are usually placed in rural areas where many of them can work in tandem. This creates “wind farms” which take up a lot of space. That’s not something that can be done in a populated area. There are solar farms, as well, but when it comes to using solar technology to power a house we can place the panels on the roof, keeping the living space open.
There is also the fact that wind doesn’t blow consistently. If you live in a coastal region or somewhere in a high altitude with very few obstructions then you have constant wind. But for most of us, the wind is stronger or weaker based on the weather. Solar power is much more reliable. We have peak sunlight hours every single day. While the weather can affect the production of power from solar panels, the impact is smaller, and more easily managed, compared to how weather affects wind energy.
The future of energy consumption is renewable resources. And while we have many forms of clean and renewable energy, solar power is the obvious choice if you want to become energy-independent. At Aurora Energy, we’re excited to be able to help you achieve that goal!
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