Theirs also Hydro power/Marine sustainable energy and services to improve current electricity grid infrastructure with increased multi directional communication, data collection, and automation.
Protect against rising energy costs
By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
Clean Energy VS Dirty Energy
Dirty vs. Clean Electricity. It's a sad fact that most of the electricity in the U.S. is made from dirty, polluting, non-renewable sources such as coal.... Clean energy, on the other hand, is 100% pollution-free and produced from renewable sources that are naturally replenished and virtually inexhaustible.
What is clean energy?
Clean energy as an energy derived from renewable, zero-emissions sources (“renewables”), as well as energy saved through energy efficiency (“EE”) measures.
How do renewables and energy efficiency work together?
Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are regenerative over short periods of time and cannot be depleted. The most common renewable energy resources are biomass, geothermal, hydro power, solar, and wind.
Energy efficiency manages and restrains the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input.
Put simply: A clean energy economy powered by both renewables and energy efficiency is the most sustainable energy planning scenario available.
Digging collectively Deeper
A few systemic approaches to energy planning across different sectors. It is important to understand the different technologies and how they each contribute to our collective clean energy future.
Below are the unique sectors represented in a clean energy economy.
First up is Alternative Fuel Vehicles:
Alternative fuel vehicles run on a fuel other than traditional petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel fuel). This sector also incorporates firms involved in the conversion of traditional fuel vehicles to run on alternative fuel.
Then we have, BioEnergy:
Bioenergy includes both Agricultural/Forestry Bioenergy (such as animal waste and plant-based sources) and Municipal Bioenergy (such as municipal wastewater and municipal solid waste.
Then we most definitely have Energy Efficiency:
Energy efficiency reduces the amount of energy required for the same services in homes or buildings.
Examples of Energy Efficiency are:
- Efficient lighting technologies or HVAC systems
Lighting and HVAC systems that can meet the same lighting or heating/cooling needs with less energy than previous systems.
- Energy Star, LEED, or Earth Craft builders
Standards for building construction and/or energy and water usage developed by organizations interested in reducing the environmental impact of buildings.
- Energy conservation to reduce energy consumption
Technologies and processes implemented to lower the amount of energy used. For example, occupancy sensor technology can turn off lighting, HVAC, and electronics in unoccupied rooms.
- Developers of more efficient manufacturing processes
Methods which reduce energy use during the manufacturing of various products. For example, reorganizing production lines or simplifying tasks for factory workers.
Then we also have Energy Storage:
Energy storage technologies can capture and store energy, in various forms, for future use.
We most certainly can’t forget Geothermal Heat Pumps:
Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) transfer heat to and from the ground for heating and cooling purposes in homes or buildings.
Theirs also Hydropower/Marine sustainable energy:
Hydropower refers to technologies or devices that harness the force of falling or flowing water, including marine waves, for useful purposes such as generating electricity or creating mechanical force.
Then we have what we call Smart Grid:
A smart grid incorporates a network of technologies and services to improve current electricity grid infrastructure with increased multidirectional communication, data collection, and automation.
Last but certainly not least our precious WIND
Wind includes technologies and services related to the harnessing of wind energy. Examples of Wind Energy May Include:
Windmill blades use the kinetic energy of the wind to spin an internal turbine to create electricity.
A wind mill uses the kinetic energy of the wind to turn other mechanical components to operate a pump.
Wind mill blades turn the kinetic energy of the wind into rotational energy to spin a turbine to accomplish a task such as grinding wheat.
So, Going sustainable just makes the world a better place to live~