Why Energy Sources Are Viable Essays

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We are always looking for viable energy source in this world. Yet we have plenty that could change the earth into a better place, and less dependent on fossil fuels. These energy sources range for Hydropower, to energy be produced by wind, but the one that I wish to talk about today is Solar energy.
Traditionally, the sun has provided energy for practically all living creatures on earth, through the process of photosynthesis, in which plants absorb solar radiation and convert it into stored energy for growth and development. Scientists and engineers today seek to utilize solar radiation directly by converting it into useful heat or electricity. Solar power is one of the most renewable ways of energy production. So as far as we know, the sun as the energy source is endless and will keep providing us with power. There is no way for us to use up the sun and we don't even have to replenish it. A solar panel simply put is a collection of solar cells. They work together to supply electricity for various uses. A single cell does not have the capacity for generating a lot of electricity so multiple cells are connected together to increase the capacity, how many cells depends on the amount of electricity required. The more light available to the solar panels the greater the amount of electricity they can supply. Which makes them to have been thought to be very expensive as it used to be made only from the purest silicon? Solar power has in many ways been eliminated as a viable option as a result of its high manufacturing costs. But a recent breakthrough in the hunt to find an alternative to silicon has dramatically decreased the price of solar power, and also increased its effectiveness.
Solar power is a viable alternative to fossil fuels and some alternative energy sources, as it gives off no carbon dioxide waste and uses the natural energy from our sun to generate electricity. After the lifetime of the panel, the materials that were used to make it could be recycled as no material is used in the energy generating process. There is also a lot of room for solar power to be used in the development of 3rd world economies, as it is extremely cost effective in the long run. From an environmental perspective, solar power is the best thing going. A 1.5 kilowatt PV system will keep more than 110,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, the