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Appreciating the Benefits of Solar Energy One of the most relevant topics in today’s news and media is that of the energy crisis. It seems that everyone has an opinion one way or another on this issue. Some people believe that we should be looking for alternative ways to find fuel, other than through oil. There are advocates for the use of nuclear and solar energy. However, there are many people who want to just keep on using the oil that we’re using and not change their habits. Indeed, it is easier to not change our habits and to just continue filling our cars up with gas. But what happens when the oil runs out? It may not happen soon, but it will happen eventually. It is not wise for us to procrastinate deciding upon a solution to this problem. It may be time for us to focus on different types of energy sources that we could possibly pull from.

What is solar energy? Solar energy is a type of energy that has been discussed in the media for some time now. Solar energy is energy harnessed from the light and heat of the sun. There are many benefits from learning to use solar energy more readily as an energy source. One benefit is that we will no longer rely so much on fossil fuels. As a result, the price of fossil fuels will go down because there are not in such high demand. Another benefit of solar energy is that the energy is inexhaustible. Scientists have discovered that the surface temperature of the sun is slowly rising. In about one billion years, the surface of the Earth will get too hot and liquid water will not be able to exist. Without water, life will not be able to exist. But that will not happen for another one billion years, so for now, solar energy is inexhaustible. Relying on solar energy will also help us to reduce pollution in our air. Pollution is a huge problem in many cities throughout the world today.


Relying more on solar energy will also reduce the amount of money we spend on other forms of energy. Electricity and fossil fuels are expensive; the sun is free.

Saving power If you can power your house through solar cells rather than electricity, you will notice a huge decrease in the amount of money you spend per month on power. As human beings dwelling on this planet Earth, it is important that we learn to take care of the precious planet we’ve been given. Polluting it with fossil fuels and harmful bi-products is not a good way to show that we love our planet. Relying more on solar energy will help us to become more self-sufficent, self-reliant, and help us to have cleaner air and happier lives. As mentioned above, if you want to start relying more on solar energy, you can build solar mounting systems on your house that will help you get started harnessing solar energy for your own uses. These solar mounting systems are the first step into making solar energy more a part of you and your family’s everyday lives. Photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography, Wayne national forest

Appreciating the Benefits of Solar Energy  

One of the most relevant topics in today’s news and media is that of the energy crisis. It seems that everyone has an opinion one way or ano...

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