The Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

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Electricity, something that everybody wants and needs. Most methods of electricity production are not environmentally friendly and are not reliable over long periods of time. All of the sources that we are burning are harmful to the environment and to our futures. We release 21.3 billion tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere a year, but only half of that is naturally taken care of. We are slowly killing the planet for the next generation, and for thousands of years to come if we stay at this rate of fuel consumption. There are things we can do to save the planet and end global warming! Because eventually we will run out of coal, natural gas, and crude oil. We are destroying our planet from the inside out, It is our mission and obligation…show more content…
This source of power comes directly from the sun and over a 25 year period you can keep 110,000 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and you save 60,000 pounds of coal from being burned. Solar power works by using photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert the sunlight directly into electricity and are mostly reliable and are a clean solution. Some drawbacks of solar energy are The fact that in some cold places where there is not much in the way of solar energy and are terrible places for solar panels, and they are also not reliable when you have any type of cloud cover where the sun is blocked. Also the solar panels can only use 15-20% of the sunlight it captures. But the advantages greatly outweigh the disadvantages when it comes to saving a dying…show more content…
All of these are renewable, and can save our living planet as we know it. It would save us from self annihilation, and it will never run out. Fossil fuels are some of the most reliable and easy to find sources of energy. But they only come from the remains of dead animal and plant matter from millions and millions of years ago. Once we deplete our resources of fossil fuels, we will literally be in the dark. We really don't know how much longer our reserves will last, but it could be anywhere from the next year to the next century. The problem with all of this fuel consumption is that it destroying the environment. One of the most potent gases is the gas carbon dioxide. It traps the heat from the sun and is making the earth steadily hotter. This is known as global warming. It can be easily prevented by using alternatives such as the ones mentioned before. We use roughly 18 million barrels of oil a day. That's over 6570 barrels a year. If we chose not to use the amazing sources right in front of us, we are all doomed to a life without

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