Green Energy is a technology & renewable energy source that provides the highest benefits and the cleanest energy that is free from negative environmental impacts.
This is a type of power or electricity that comes from sources such as solar, biogas, geothermal and wind. Indeed the world is moving fast to embrace green energy thanks to the revolutionary technologies in this sector.
Things were no different in 2014, the year green energy was all the talk as more and more people made the right choice to adopt green energy.
Here are the top green energy technologies dominating 2014;
Solar panels maintained the trend of getting cheaper into 2014 as more technologies emerge with high potential to increase panel production. Solar energy is expected to become much cheaper compared to conventional power in many parts of the world where solar use is starting to make sense for many households and businesses. The other bright side of solar energy is the potential to create thousands to millions of jobs around the world, all of which are sustainably sustained thanks to the relentlessly consuming nature of human resources.
Wind energy technology has continued to be popular into 2014, largely due to its pollution-free effects. Wind is very affordable, and far from energy sources such as coal whose environmental impact can be devastating. Thousands of turbines went up in 2014, and thousands more households joined the ‘wind grid’. In any given month, wind energy is known to generate more than six percent of America’s electricity, and experts predict that this will increase significantly in the near future.
It’s primarily looking at the kind of wind power technology that continues to hit the market every two years. Wind turbines are the main equipment used to harness wind energy. The turbine blades are driven by the wind, and the resulting energy is transferred to the generator via a central hub. The generator then converts the energy into electrical power which is eventually brought to the electricity grid.
Geothermal energy comes from hot water and steam in reservoirs beneath the Earth’s surface. Although geothermal energy has tremendous potential to generate a great deal of electricity, it is least explored in many parts of the world. However, 2014 showed a positive trend because geothermal power technology continued to develop.
Countries like Kenya in the East African region commissioned high-tech geothermal power plants and the impact was immediate as monthly electricity bills were reduced significantly for many households as well as businesses. The government is now focused on ensuring that all geothermal power resources are fully utilized.
Biogas was also the top green energy trend throughout 2014. This form of green energy comes from freely available animal waste and is considered one of the smartest sources of energy. Biogas technology is popular in 2014 mainly because its production allows farmers to generate their own electricity while eliminating the effects of global warming caused in part by animal waste.
Biogas is produced when livestock manure decomposes in the absence of oxygen to produce a gas mixture with a methane component of 60-70 percent. The gas mixture is then used to generate electricity while the remaining (digested) waste can be used as mulch or even fertilizer.
Like previous years, 2014 was no different with green energy technologies. A lot of research is continuing into green energy technology with a view to come up with the best technology that will make the whole world switch to green energy. While most of these technologies may still be in their formative stages with many companies directing heavy resources towards innovation, there is no doubt that the world of the future will consume green energy not just as an alternative but as a default form of energy. The main benefits of green energy lie in the fact that it is affordable and very clean.
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