Renewable Energy Rising

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7 min readSep 19, 2018

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If the name doesn’t give it away, renewable energy is a source of energy that is renewable- or a source of energy that is constantly replenished and will never go away. This is in stark contrast to non renewable sources of energy- the ones that we currently generate the majority of our energy from, like fossil fuels, that deplete over time and will eventually go away. The problem used to be that renewable energy sources weren’t developed enough or efficient enough to cover all of the planet’s energy needs, and that fossil fuels- despite being hazardous and environmentally risky, were a necessary part of industrialization. However, today, renewable energy resources- like solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen, ocean, and hydropower can be used in tandem to meet the world’s ever increasing demand for electricity, and generate that power in a clean and responsible manner.

Solar energy is the most abundant renewable energy source available on Earth. In fact, more energy from the Sun falls on Earth in one hour than is used by everyone in the world in one year. This energy takes the form of light and heat, and once it is radiated from the Sun to Earth it is then captured using a range of rapidly evolving technologies, like solar thermal and photovoltaics. Solar energy facilities can range in size from a single panel, to a rooftop that is covered in solar paneling, to a small community solar farm, to a…

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