What to Know About Renewable Energy

Everyone’s talking about renewable energy these days, as a way to save the planet and cut costs. If you’re a newbie (or even if you’re not), there are a few important things to know about renewable energy.

Several different types of renewable energy are available, including:

Solar energy

Renewable Energy SourcesPhotovoltaic, or PV, systems use solar cells to convert sunlight into energy. Pretty magical, huh! Solar energy can be used to heat buildings, produce electricity and, believe it or not, cool buildings as well. This is the easiest type of renewable energy for homeowners to take advantage of, through rooftop solar panels and Solar Power water heating systems.

Wind Energy

Captured by turbines, wind creates a powerful source of electricity.

Geothermal Energy

Generated by the natural heat contained within the earth, this type of energy can be used to generate electricity, heat buildings and aid with some industrial processes, like pasteurizing milk.

Hydropower Energy

Dating back many years, people have used gristmills and sawmills powered by water. Today, damming water generates energy that when released, flows through turbines to create electricity.

Ocean thermal energy

While maybe not practicable for individual home or business owners, our oceans, which cover 70% of the planet, are evolving sources of renewable energy.

Now that you know all about renewable energy, you may have decided it’s time to switch over to renewable energy sources for your home or business. Call Empire Clean Energy Supply at 631-589-4340. We offer aesthetically pleasing, professionally installed and easy-to-incorporate clean energy solutions. The planet will thank you!