One of the best ways to reduce your dependence on the grid is to install solar panels. These panels have recently came down in price because of the demand. Many solar power providers are competing for your business and this affects the pricing. It is to your advantage to generate your own electricity, because you can also sell the extra back to your provider. Not only will you not have an electric bill, but you will (more…)
Renewable energy sources are those that regenerate themselves and do not have a finite quantity, as do fossil fuels such as oil and gas. In the U.S., there are many plentiful renewable energy sources.
The U.S. has tremendous wind potential; however, the country has been slow to build capacity. As of 2012, only a few states have built significant wind energy generation infrastructure. Despite that, the U.S. trails only China in terms of wind power generated.
Hydropower is one of the most prevalent renewable energy sources (more…)
More and more states are now adding energy-friendly environments into each town and city. The most updated states are the ones with more people living there, since the carbon footprint for these states happens to be a lot larger than most others. The way these states are implementing renewable energy environments is by helping people to learn what they can do to become greener. Many states are adding bicycle routes so that people can bike to work and school as (more…)
You could say I know a thing or two about alternative and renewable energy sources – I do get my power through TexasElectricityProviders.com. Living in a nation that depends heavily on fossil fuels that are almost as extinct as the dinosaurs, I recognized the need for alternative fuel sources and was able to implement and transition them into my life smoothly. I fear that other people in this country won’t have such a smooth transition which is why I started this blog – to spread the word and tell the people. I typically enjoy the kind of renewable energy that can only come from the sun – solar energy. You might not have realized that there are actually two types of solar energy – passive and active. Let’s talk about passive solar energy first and let’s talk about my house. I had special materials built into my walls that insulate and trap heat from the sun’s rays and direct it toward heating water or powering objects. This is known as passive energy because it relies on the sun shining at that moment. Active solar energy relies on solar panels and cells, the kind you see on some roofs, to trap and harness the energy for later use. Both types of solar energy have their advantages and disadvantages but if you can actually blend the two types and make efficient use of both, then you might find that you can use renewable energies with little to no change to your daily life or routine. It’s kind of like having your cake and eating it too.
“The Clean Energy Economy”, a report created by the Pew Charitable Trusts gives us a clear picture of which states have the largest amount of venture capital investments being made towards clean energy. The top five in the latest report are California, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington and Colorado. There are also ten states featured which have not seen any venture capital investments in renewable energy to date.
Some investments have resulted in amazing usage of renewable resources, and the equipment built to (more…)
The simply answer is yes! When you think of bio-fuels, what really comes to mind? Bio-diesel? Ethanol? Both of these are viable options when it comes to bio-fuels. Biodiesel and Ethanol are both bio-fuels and can be great alternatives when compared to traditional gasoline or diesel. These two bio-fuels are made from renewable resources like vegetable oils, recycled oils and even animal fats and oils. The two fuels burn cleaner, cooler and are a lot healthier for us and our environment. At some gas stations, you can find these alternative fuels. Ethanol is (more…)
The United States was the solar energy pioneer, and today produces more than half of all solar energy in the world.
Among the largest solar energy farms is the SEGS thermal plant in California. SEGS is the largest and oldest solar plant in the country, with a capacity to produce 354 megawatts of electricity. The SEGS facility is divided into 9 plants covering 1,600 acres at different locations in the Mojave Desert.
Florida Power and Light Company built and runs the Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center. This 75 megawatt solar energy (more…)
With the effects of global climate change becoming more and more apparent, governments around the world are mandating that more energy be provided using greener sources of power. Even many of the large oil and gas companies are investing their resources into the development of alternative forms of energy.
BP, also known as British Petroleum, is one of the big oil companies at the forefront of researching and producing alternative forms of energy. One area of alternative energy production for BP is biofuels. Currently, BP is working in Brazil to produce ethanol from (more…)
In the USA a majority of the Wind Farms were concentrated in California up until recently, and then as the trend became more popular more farmers got into the wind harvesting business. A lot of the farmers are actually paid by a third party, someone who leases the land from the farmer for a certain price. There are different types of leases that wind companies use, one where they pay up front and one where they pay a certain amount every month. (more…)