You can’t spend any amount of time by an ocean without noting the power of the coming and going of the tides. But what is the source of this tidal power? Where does the energy to move all that water come from?
On your appliance you will see the number of watts that each appliance uses. A washing machine creating its own hot water for example might 2000 watts. This is 2 kilowatts per hour.
The sun is big – it forms about 99% of the matter in the solar system. It produces most the energy needed for life on earth today. The energy the earth receives from the sun is just a very tiny portion of the energy produced by it. Most of the sun’s power supplier radiates out into the empty void of space.
Solar panels are rated from 1 watt to 300+ watts. Most solar panels up to 135 watts are 12 volts direct current (12vdc). Most solar panels over 135 watts are 21 to 40 vdc.
The watt rating is the amount of power (amps x volts) the panel will produce in full sunlight at 77 degrees F or 25 degrees C. This is the industry standard for all photovoltaic panel ratings. However, it is the “best case” scenario.
Wind helps the heat of the sun to the earth. The wind unite with the heat of the sun to causes evaporation. When water becomes rain it will produces energy, which can then be captured by hydropower.
Private developers-Private developers who want to make a good investment can also capitalize off biomass. When you pick the right setting, you can build a fully functional biomass power plant. Once it’s all completed, you sell it to someone else who is in the business of running them. You make a profit. They get the plant they wanted. Everyone stands to gain.
This article has explored just a few of the exciting new technologies that can help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Especially if you are building a new home, it is worth your while to consider installing green energy technology from the beginning. Check out these sources and see if one will work for you.