How truly reliable is renewable energy? An end user’s view

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How truly reliable are renewable sources of energy? We explore the end user’s view on which types of renewable energy are the most reliable and effective in battling climate change. Since the turn of the recent decade, everyone seemed practically obsessed with the idea of renewable energy.

Why shouldn’t they be? Our dependency on fossil fuels cannot sustain us forever. It’s a limited resource and everyone uses it. So it would only be wise to look for other ways to secure energy for ourselves without damaging this lonely blue dot we live on.

What are the different renewable sources available?

  • Wind
  • Sunlight
  • Water

While there are other types like biofuel, we shan’t be discussing that as it is harmful to the environment when burned. Geothermal heat is also another renewable resource but does not yet have an application for home usage and integration.

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Which is best for an end user’s home?

Depending on the location of the user’s home, a variety of options are suitable. The most commonly used would be solar panels—tapping into solar energy. Photovoltaic panels are placed (usually on rooftops or backyards) in the area where they can get most of the sun’s rays. The system converts the sun’s rays into electrical direct current.

For remote areas, water is a good resource for renewable energy. There are better systems that can gather power even from a crawling stream.

Wind as a resource for the end user is a tad more complicated. There is not yet a way to successfully integrate wind as a resource for a personal home. A concern is that wind can be dreadfully inconsistent in providing power.

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Which is the most reliable one?

In terms of convenience, pricing, and reliability, solar panels have everything beaten. At the start of the renewable resource quest, solar panels were deemed quite expensive. However, the long term benefits prove to any end user that the purchase is worth it.

End users simply need to keep a sharp eye out for low quality panels. Yes, such things exist. Before purchasing solar panels, it would be prudent for the end user to practice due diligence. Ask around and look for recommendations.

Do you guys have an opinion about the reliability of renewable energy? Which one do you think is the most reliable? Sign off in the comments or send us a message to let us know!

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