Alternative energy is often referred to as energy from a source other than the conventional fossil fuel source, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Unfortunately, they are not used much by Sarasota real estate owners, even if they are usually environmentally sound. Several alternative energy sources now exist, including solar, wind, biomass, wave, and tidal energy.
People consume food, fresh water, wood, minerals, and energy every day. The increasing energy consumption is leading to the depletion of conventional energy sources as well as increasing pollution.
We are currently reliant on fossil fuel and other non-renewable energy. This causes great harm to our environment and will also tremendously affect future generations. Most of the current population relies on non-renewable energy sources, such as oil, natural gas, fossil fuel and coal.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy, it means it could run out. Also, when fossil fuels are burnt they produce the gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide is known as a greenhouse gas since it traps heat from the sun and preventing it from escaping out of the Earth’s atmosphere into space. The amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is increasing. It leads to rising Earth temperature called global warming.
Several sources of renewable or also called alternative energy are sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat. Wind energy comes from wind power that is generated from wind turbines. Wind energy is non-polluting energy source with low maintenance cost although the initial expense may be high.
Solar energy come from the sun’s rays that reach the Earth. Solar energy can be converted into heat and electricity. Solar energy can be converted to thermal or energy generated from heat. It can be used to heat water inside homes for sale in Sarasota.
Biomass energy comes from plants and animal material that are usable sources of energy like wood from trees, waste from other plants, manure or animal wastes. Biomass energy has numerous benefits for Sarasota luxury homeowners. It uses waste materials that are usually dumped and uses up methane gas (a greenhouse gas). Fuels like ethanol can be made from biomass and used as an alternative to petrol.
Meanwhile, hydropower makes use of the energy the water gains when it drops in elevation. That is why hydropower plants are near waterfalls or dams. Hydropower has been used since the start of the electric age, but the value of this energy has not yet been developed and maximized.
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