Fossil fuels (such as coal, gas, or oil) are one of the main problems facing the environment. It is a non-renewable energy source that has been exploited without taking into account its long-term consequences.
For this reason, alternative energy sources are emerging and more and more countries are promoting their use. Above all, photovoltaic solar energy is revolutionizing the market and offering businesses favorable development and growth.
Green energy not only contributes to the decontamination of the environment but also ensures a longer life for the Planet and a more sustainable future for the people who live on it.
Green energies, also known as clean energies, are all those that do not produce any type of pollution or CO2 emissions when consumed. This type of energy can also be classified as renewable or non-renewable.
Renewable energies are those that do not run out, but we must bear in mind that not all clean energies are renewable. They do not run out because of their large quantity or simply because the supply of it never ends. An example of renewable green energy would be solar energy since it comes from the Sun and is completely unlimited.
Through new technologies, we are capable of transforming elements of nature into energy, clean energy. There are five types of green energy:
- Photovoltaic solar energy: takes advantage of solar radiation to transform energy into electricity. It is the best known in the sector and has numerous advantages.
- Solar thermal energy: it also takes advantage of solar radiation for the production of domestic hot water. It can be used in homes, industrial facilities, and the agricultural sector.
- Wind energy: harnesses the force of the air to convert that kinetic energy into electricity thanks to a generator. When talking about self-consumption, it can be called small wind energy.
- Hydroelectric power: also produces electricity by harnessing the power of water.
- Tidal energy: in this case, the force of the sea is used.
Biomass, for example, is considered renewable energy, but not clean energy. The burning of biomass produces CO2, that is, polluting gases that produce harmful effects if breathed. In addition, it is considered one of the biggest problems of the greenhouse effect and, therefore, climate change.
When we use green energy, we not only avoid polluting the environment, but we also save public health from the problems caused by pollution.
Take for example photovoltaic solar energy. Self-consumption from this type of energy means owning the electricity you produce and consuming it with complete peace of mind.