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What is Clean, Sustainable and Renewable Energy?

What is Clean, Sustainable and Renewable Energy?

With the increase in discussions about the greenhouse effect and global warming, the world population has turned the spotlight towards the use of clean and sustainable energy. After a few decades of research, scientists have discovered several ways to produce and use it. As a way to keep current energy stable, conscious and sustainable use has proven to be the best solution to reduce the damage that negatively affects the planet. In this post, we’ve gathered some information so that you can learn a little more about the main types of sustainable energy, what its advantages are and how its use can help in the journey of environmental conservation.

But after all, what is sustainable energy?

For an energy to be considered sustainable, it needs to be obtained through an inexhaustible natural resource, such as the wind or the sun. The concept of sustainability involves the principle that we must meet our needs without harming the existence of future generations. This addresses both environmental and economic and social issues. Another important feature of sustainable energies is the need to be clean and renewable, that is, they must not release carbon dioxide, the so-called CO2, or other gases potentially causing the greenhouse effect. In short, the idea of sustainable energy comprises the notion that renewable energy sources that do not pollute the environment should be prioritized, in order to contribute to the maintenance of the planet.

What are the main types of sustainable energy?

Learn about some of the main sources of clean energy below:

• Photovoltaic Solar Energy:

Solar Energy is generated through photovoltaic panels that capture energy from the sun, transforming it into electrical energy. Solar generation systems can be installed in homes, businesses and are also capable of being produced on a large scale, providing clean energy to various consumers.

Considered one of the renewable sources that cause the least impact on the environment, solar energy is able to guarantee a significant economic benefit, as it is related to a great reduction in consumption levels, in addition to the maintenance costs being practically non-existent.

Check out an infographic here about how solar energy works.

• Wind energy

Wind energy is produced from the force of the winds and is generated by means of wind turbines. In them, the force of the wind is captured by propellers connected to a turbine that drives an electric generator. Wind energy is quite common in the North and Northeast of the country, but unfortunately its potential for use is still small.

• Tidal Energy

Less known than other types of energy, the tidal wave consists of capturing the movements of ocean water and converting it into electricity with the help of turbines and dams. To take advantage of the potential energy of the tides, it is necessary to build a system similar to that of hydroelectric plants, with dams that need to be built on the coast and close to the sea, which makes that area unusable for both bathing and fishing, thus affecting the local economy.

• Biomass Energy

Biomass, also known as biological mass, is a volume of organic matter capable of creating gases that are transformed into electrical energy. This type of gas results from the decomposition of organic matter, such as wood, food waste, agricultural waste, among others. In Brazil, data from the International Energy Agency already point to biomass as responsible for around 11% of the world matrix by 2020.

Sustainable energy offers substantial benefits for the country’s climate, health and economy. These energy sources generate practically no gases or waste potentially harmful to the environment and are found through clean and inexhaustible sources, such as the sun. With a solar energy generator in your home or business, you no longer need to worry about the price of your electricity bill or tariff adjustments, in addition to directly contributing to the preservation of the environment.
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