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What is Renewable Energy?

By July 7, 2020 No Comments

Renewable energy is continuing to expand. With this, the technological advances that are arising create many more sources for renewable energy. These sources have become more efficient than ever. In order to invest and reap the benefits that come from renewable energy, we also want you to fully understand the science behind them.

 Defining Renewable Energy

The definition of renewable energy is energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited. What this means is that the amount of energy within a certain period of time is limited, but the amount of energy is inexhaustible in due time.

Examples of Renewable Energy

Some of the most common sources of renewable energy that are used include:

  1. Solar Power
  2. Hydropower
  3. Wind
  4. Geothermal

These examples are all extremely helpful in reducing the amount of greenhouse emissions that are released. They each rely on a source of energy that is infinite. For example, solar power relies on energy from the sun. Hydropower relies on energy from the water. Wind relies on energy from the wind that continues to blow. Lastly, geothermal relies on energy from the heat inside of the earth. All of the natural elements of life on earth are amazing energy sources that we believe  should be used to the best of their ability.

How Much Renewable Energy Does the United States Use?

The United States is doing everything they can to push for more renewable energy throughout the country. However, because energy sources depend on states, each state has a different desire to achieve more renewable energy. The country as a whole is currently using 11% renewable energy sources. The rest of the energy continues to come from coal (11%), nuclear electric power, petroleum (37%) , and natural gas (32%).  The small 11% that is renewable energy continues to grow every year in hopes for a better future for our upcoming generations.

Switching to Solar

Switching to solar power is great way to help the United States’ percentages of renewable energy rise. This form of clean energy is a small addition for your home that can save you up to 20% on your monthly electric bill. This simple switch also gives you a much easier head start to switching to an electric vehicle and using more energy efficient items within your everyday routine. Here at Vision Solar we believe every bit counts, along with every cent. A cleaner future is well worth the saving that come with switching to solar power. To get started on your free quote and consultation Contact Us.