Topic: Solar energy has many advantages that make it the best energy source for the U.S. to use primarily.
Purpose: The purpose of my speech is to persuade my class to believe that solar power is best energy source for the U.S.
A. Attention Getter: Leonardo DiCaprio, an environmental activist and all around beautiful person once said, “ New research shows that by 2050 clean, renewable energy could supply 100% of the world’s energy needs using existing technologies.”
B. Thesis: Solar power is the best option out there for a clean and renewable energy source.
I am going to convince you that with continuous investment and advancement in solar power, it will clearly become the …show more content…
Many solar naysayers claim that intermittency, or the inconsistent gathering of solar energy during cloudy days or nights, is a huge problem we can’t avoid.
Siah Hong Tan, a pioneer in solar research, states that solar energy emittance from the sun is a predictable pattern. Being able to forecast solar energy emittance will allow an efficient collection of energy, meaning intermittency will be less of an issue.
Even then, based on German experimentation with solar power, solar energy can still be generated in a significant amount when it's cloudy.
Increased research and interest in solar energy has made a large amount of progress in the past few years, making a more reliable energy source
Along with forecasting, a storage capacity of about 3-5 hours will fill the gaps in any intermittency by using the stored energy says Martin Hermann, CEO of 8minutenergy.
IV. Solar Superiority
You may ask, what about other renewable energy sources aren’t they awesome too? Aren’t wind and hydropower just as good? Fossil fuels can’t be that bad right? They’re so convenient.
Well, since I only have 6-7 minutes I’ll focus on why wind energy is inferior to solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s document on the challenges of wind …show more content…
Solar panels can even be placed right onto roofs, whereas wind turbines can't even be in a city.
Wind turbines are also not a profitable development for land, you can get more use out of land with solar energy.
They are also noisy and hurt wildlife, like birds because they're too stupid to fly away from the huge spinning blades they're moving directly towards.
As for fossil fuels, the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia article on solar energy writes that one day we will run out of fossil fuels, and before that happens our planet will be virtually destroyed by greenhouse gases.
Because of international relations, fossil fuel are inconsistent in cost and supply, just look at how often gas prices fluctuate.
Also, carbon emissions create a problem concerning air pollution, a cleaner process like solar energy would be especially beneficial to countries like China which is known for its smog.
Now, on the other side, the US leading non-profit in solar power, SEIA states that there is no argument that is able to deny that solar power is the most plentiful and cleanest sustainable power source in the world.
The U.S.A. has an abundance of solar revenues, one of the biggest in the world, ready for