Balance of Power: Shift towards renewable energy to sustain the resources and thrive upon an alternative source.
The first lesson for environmental science, back in the school days often started with ‘balance of nature.’ Since we all human beings, animals, the resources, reservoirs and the habitat make up the entire natural system, anything that gets affected from within this natural cycle can be disruptive for the complete circle. Taking out the average daily consumption of energy worldwide – you will see that there are substantial energy costs and energy bills due to an elevated rate of consumption. Whether for electrical equipment or our daily power needs, the use of energy is commensurate with the energy costs and the world is on the brink of finding viable alternatives to reduce such soaring energy bills.
What makes matters worse in the age of evolution and technology, the constant use of electrical devices and equipment that needs regular charging and consumption. As long as we continue to thrive upon such devices, the energy bills will keep ticking, and your pockets will continue to be stretched time and again.
But when we were taught about the ‘balance of nature,’ we were also made aware of our responsibilities as citizens and to ‘sustain energy’ for the future generations. The quest to stop the constant depletion of our natural resources and reservoirs sent a frenzy among the elite who’s who of the top research institutes responsible for the study up on global warming, energy-consumption, replenishment of energy sources and most importantly, finding an alternative source of energy that is compatible with our rate of consumption.
Fortunately for us and our planet, the sun offers a reliable and affordable alternative source of power. Since the sun exists freely and is said to be inexhaustible (at least the next 4.6 billion years, if not forever), it can be harnessed and used to provide our daily power needs. Till date, the experimentation with solar panels and solar heating systems has given respite to a lot of semi-urban settlements in the third world countries, where there is a problem of power consumption due to the limited-access and supply of electricity (that falls short due to a surge in demand due to population growth, and development in infrastructure).
Back in the States, and in most of the advanced European countries – the demand for energy has already given effect to a lot of changes in consumption patterns whether for individual households or corporate structures and multinational companies. Planning and Development authorities are now ensuring that newly constructed homes and offices have solar panels installed to save a lot of energy in the long-term and wisely make investments for the future.
Other exciting alternatives for using solar energy –
A – Use of power banks and solar chargers to charge your devices that will not only solve your needs while you are outdoors but also help you save a lot if you make it your primary option
B – Using a clothesline instead of a dryer in your backyard; will help you save a lot of energy that you would have spent otherwise running the clothes into the dryer
C – Use of solar ovens and solar panels to cook your food and warm your swimming pool premise. Safely cook meat and veggies at any temperature and reduce your bills to half the amount of what it used to be
D – Use of solar light energy instead of artificial lights to light up your house or cabin, since solar light bulbs are more durable and have a higher efficiency rate when compared to conventional bulbs and lights.
Focusing on what you need and protecting what you don’t is the ideal way to sustain resources and energy for the future generations. Make sure you do your bit by conserving energy and using the viable alternatives to procure your daily requirements.