Renewable Energy

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Energy on Earth and in the United States

There is no shortage of energy on the planet The energy that reaches the earth from the sun is about 35,000 more than all the energy that humans are currently using. Not only that, but the sun’s energy is 100% natural and 100% clean. ...

Top 10 Important Facts about Alternative Energy

There is no free lunch While some types of energy can sustain the planet for much longer than fossil fuels, there is no such thing as free lunch. Every source of energy available comes with its own set of pros and cons, which makes ...

Top 10 Ways to Replace Fossil Fuels

Solar power Solar power creates heat or electricity using the sunshine. It can also be used for passive cooling and heating of structures. There is a number of ways to use solar power, from the direct conversion of radiation to processes ...

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Solar Energy

We can’t keep relying on fossil fuels Fossil fuels are a finite resource. With many growing economies, as well as the already existing large economies still burning huge amounts of fossil fuels, solar power provides a key source of ...

Top 10 Reasons Going Solar and Off-Grid Might Not Be Worth it

Going solo If you’re off-grid, this means that you have no connection to public grids providing electricity, with solar energy providing all your electrical energy needs. It’s important to remember being off-grid can also mean no access ...

Top 10 Reasons a Solar Water Heater Makes Sense

Water heating is the simplest application of solar energy Although water takes a lot of energy to heat up, the sun’s energy is free! Better yet, with the correct insulation and system design, you can store this heat quite effectively to ...

Top 10 Potential Issues with Switching to Solar Energy

You’re ready to put your chips on the table, but… Even if the benefits outweigh the costs overall, particularly when you look at the bigger picture, it’s always wise to know the potential problems. Initial costs can be high, weather can ...

Top 10 Things To Consider Before Buying a Solar-Powered Home

Buyer beware There are not that many pre-existing solar-powered houses on the market right now, so it’s not surprising that the duty is going to be mostly on you, the prospective buyer, to know the risks when you start your search for a ...

Top 10 Basic Controllers and Systems for Solar Water Heating

Basic components Collectors absorb sunlight and transform it into heat. Their mounting should be in an optimal location for receiving sunlight. The flow system guides the heated water to its destinations. A controller decides when to ...