Growing up in the 80s and 90s in Canada, I experienced first hand how environmental consciousness was starting to catch on. We saw our first blue boxes (curb side recycling bins) in the late 80s. The schools were also really focused on education about the ozone layer, acid rain, and global warming. I even did a project on hydrogen as a fuel for cars. Environmental consciousness was really engrained into our minds.
Consider solar water heaters to make your home more energy efficient. This works best in areas where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing. Solar energy systems circulate water through solar heaters and then pump it into the house. Though you can use this system, it’s best to have a regular water heater for backup purposes, just in case there is a day with little sunlight or more water usage than normal.
Following the fall of the dynasties Egypt suffered through hydropower hundreds of years of foreign occupation by Persians Turks Romans and Greeks. Napoleon Bonaparte even controlled the country for a short period of time.
Although that is a possible threat, we still couldn’t ignore the fact that hydropower energy is indeed one of the best alternative sources of energy that we have.
Speaking of which, what could be more sustainable than solar? It’s not as if the sun is going to burn out any time soon. The average photovoltaic (PV) array has a life expectancy of 40 years now (their warranties are usually 25 years) and pays for itself after only 8-10 years, depending on the location. Very few investments will pay that kind of guaranteed return. After ten years, you’re getting free electricity for the next 15-30 years. Not bad. Actually, if energy prices keep rising as seems likely with billions of new consumers online in China and India, your PV array could turn out to be quite the bonanza from an investment standpoint.
You’ve heard the term, but what exactly do they mean when they talk about sustainable sources of energy? Well, in a nutshell, it means an energy source that won’t run out, ever.
People and businesses taking advantage of this technology today are the people and businesses of the future. But solar power is here now, and it is here to stay.