One of the most promising sustainable energy sources is solar energy. Because of this many people are looking to supplement or replace their energy needs with solar panel systems. What they find when they go to buy solar panel is it can be a very expensive proposition.
EPA’s on-site producers list is topped by Kimberly-Clark Corp., which produces 176.5 million kWh through biomass. No. 2 on the list is the City of San Diego, which produces 69 million kWh through solar, biogas and hydropower.
It is not difficult to construct your own solar panels and the bits and pieces are easily obtainable in even small towns. The same holds true for systems that will produce electricity from wind or water. The trick is to get a detailed plan from which to build your solar panels or other devices.
There’s also green energy advocate and writer Al Weinrub. He argues that decentralized energy, or putting renewable systems in as many places in a community as possible, generates wealth, spurs economic revitalization and helps adapt to climate change.
Number six just has to be geothermal. This is another big one on potential. As a mine or cave goes deeper into the earth, it doesn’t get colder. It gets hotter. The reason is simply the center of the earth is molten. Very, very hot down there. And very, very hot not very far down there.
Since 1977, the Montana State Fish is the Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The State bird is the Western Meadowlark, the flower is the Bitterroot, the state animal is the grizzly bear and the tree is the Ponderosa Pine.
Sounds familiar. The gold this time around is the free energy around us on a daily basis. There’s enough gold in them thar hills, I mean solar energy emanating from the center of our system to provide more than enough energy the world could consume. We just have to find the means to harvest that energy without breaking the bank and do it cheaper than we can by either digging coal out of the ground or sucking and processing crude oil.
Finally, salt caverns can store CO2 from big industry. Though a newer idea, projects are being put together where heavy carbon producing plants are having their CO2 piped into these salt caverns for storage instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. Governments are rewarding these companies with carbon credits.