All life on Earth depends on energy from the sun. Solar energy is the source of energy for photosynthesis. It provides the warmth necessary for plants and animals to survive. Scientists have found a way to use Gods natural light towards the advantage of our daily lives. The affects of this idea revolutionary, results of solar power could lead to a more modernized society and efficient economy. Solar energy is a term that usually means the direct use of sunlight to produce heat or electric power.
Solar technology is improving rapidly. Someday, it may provide a clean and abundant source of power. Solar energy is a very useful resource. Today 80% of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels and about 1% comes from solar energy. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable, that means that they are used up faster than they could be replaced.
Also fossil fuels limited and cause pollution. Recently, there has been talk about creating a whole livable society in which all essential sources of man-made energy, which is virtually pollution-free and affordable, seems impossible. Although such a concept seems like science fiction today, real efforts are underway to assure that by the late 21st century, what once seemed like a dream, will soon be reality. Cars will soon have no use for fuel and will be powered by solar energy. There are also plans to manufacture solar powered homes. By doing this families can cut electricity bills in half and be able to live more efficient lives.
The issue of what happens when night falls? has already been addressed. Scientists have developed a way to convert the energy absorbed by the sun in the daylight to a rechargeable battery when night falls. So when the sun shines the next morning, it is a recycling process. However, even though solar power has its advantages, some scientists argue its Disadvantages. The sun’s energy is plentiful, but it is thinly distributed over a large area and must be collected and concentrated to produce usable power.
As a result, solar energy is a more expensive power source than fossil fuels for most applications. On the other even though it may be more expensive its well worth it. Deaths caused by sicknesses such as lung failure can quickly be cut in half. For, most of the time people develop bad lungs by breathing in the pollutants lingering in the air produced by cars, buses, and other types of automobiles. Solutions such as carpooling were developed in order to decreased the amount driving cars but it seemed ineffective.
Solar power seems to be the only real logical solution. Picture highway of automobiles in motion without inhaling any type of harmful chemical in your body. Ever since the dawn of time, the sun has been a resource we cannot live or do without, so its not such a shock that man has come up with the idea of solar energy . The ideas of solar energy dangerous and some, a very valuable asset to the modern world. However, I feel that solar power is a great idea, by using natural solar their will be less ozone depletion and radiation in the air. People will most likely live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
I will treasure the day when I can walk down the street and smell fresh air for a change. Instead, everyday I wake up to inhaling mans creation along with his toxic chemicals.