We all are aware of the fact that Petroleum, Fossil Fuels, and other conventional sources of Energy are like a slow poison to the planet. Moreover, they won’t last much longer. Therefore, a need for a new, clean, and abundant energy source arises. That’s where Solar Energy comes in. We’ve been hearing about it a lot lately but why is it considered the front-runner in the race of being the best energy source of the future?
Here are 3 reasons why it is the best and the only energy source we will ever need in the future.
3 Reasons Why Solar Energy Is The Future
1. Solar Energy Is Abundant
First things first, we don’t have to worry about running out of solar energy. The sun is like a giant energy generator which will never run out of fuel (well not till we humans are around).
2. Solar Energy Has Massive Potential
174 petawatts of solar radiation reach the upper atmosphere of the Earth. FYI, 1 petawatt of energy equals 1 quadrillion watts of energy. To put that into context, the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface in one year is almost two times of the energy that will ever be obtained from all the conventional non-renewable sources put together. If that doesn’t impress you, then I don’t know what will. The Earth receives more solar radiation in one hour than what the whole world consumes in a whole year. That ought to tell you something about the massive potential that solar energy has.
3. Solar Energy Is Clean
It is super clean and does not cause any kind of pollution or environment degradation. It is all about capturing the energy showered on Earth by the almighty Sun and converting that energy into electricity. There is no cutting or burning or no explosions involved thus releasing nothing but electricity for us to use.
But nothing can be all pros and no cons. Well, the biggest con of solar energy is its cost. The current solar cells used in solar panels are able to capture only 15% to 18% of the energy. A lot of research and technological advancements are needed to get this number up and produce more efficient solar cells thus making solar energy expensive. Although the cost is mostly a one-time cost and it turns out to be quite inexpensive in the long run, still there is a long way to go before we can make solar energy truly affordable and accessible to people from all walks of life.
In conclusion, solar energy checks all the boxes when it comes to the ultimate every source of the future.
- Green and Clean
- Massive Potential
If scientists can make solar cells more efficient and affordable, then solar energy is the ultimate green energy that has the potential to change the world without destroying the only thing we call home – Earth.
It’s high time we consider look at other forms of energy as our primary source of energy. Conventional sources of energy have hurt this planet for millennia. We have overused our resources to the brink of extinction. This is another sign of why conventional energy sources need to be replaced by green ones. Green energy is our future. It’s only best for us to stop hurting this planet by embracing this change for the good and take a step towards helping rebuild this planet into the sanctuary that it once was.