The Pros And Cons Of Nuclear Energy

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There are 3 different types of energy used by the United States, there is solar, nuclear and wind. These types of energy are different from one another, with their own pros and cons.Nuclear power makes over 20 percent of the United States energy producer. Nuclear energy is when clean energy resource. Nuclear energy originates from the splitting of uranium atoms a process called fission. This generates heat to produce steam, which is used by a turbine generator to generate electricity. Some of the pros that are related to nuclear energy, is how little it releases greenhouse gases (CO2) because it does not burn oil or coal but instead use uranium are its main power supply. Another benefit that is unique to nuclear energy is the fact that nature …show more content…
One benefit to solar energy is known for the fact that its environmentally safe. Solar energy is environmentally friendly the only time that solar energy affects the environment is when the components of the panels are being built, other than that solar energy does not affect the environment .A pro to solar energy is how much we receive from the sun. The sun give the earth 120,000 terawatts of energy. Another pro to solar energy is the fact that the earth is always being hit with sun rays. Its especially better for the nations closer to the nations near the equator. Solar energy also can sometime produce more energy that it uses, making it cheaper for people who use solar energy by saving 100 dollars every month. It can also be used many different ways. For example, it can give electricity to places that don’t usually get electricity like powering satellites, villages were a power grids are not available. Solar panels are also silent when converting solar radiation into energy, which some may prefer then other devices that make energy. People also don't have to worry about repairing solar panels, most companies that sell solar panels usually will give you a 25 year warranty just in case it breaks. Solar panels are being improved every day to be more efficient in producing faster energy. Sources( )With all the advantegise that there is with solar energy mean that there would also be some disadvantages. As good as solar energy is one of the disadvantages is how expensive it is with the average solar panel 2.87 per watt so the total solar panel would be around

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