Solar-Wind Energy: The Current Renewable Energy System

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A greener land and a fresher atmosphere sounds great to all of us, but how many of us deny to live in coal fueled house or ride in oil fueled bus? There was a time when one could have thrown the idea of renewable energy to waste basket saying it is not enough but now is the time to hold the idea and say “enough is enough”. With the flow of time, people accepted the idea of having lighter electronics and powerful motor engines, so why not solar-wind hybrid system which has likes of both. But before going for any renewable energy system we have to hate the current power generation system, so that we do not switch back again. We have to know in what ways the current fossil fuel based power generation is affecting the environment and our health. …show more content…
One is Photovoltaic Solar Cells (PV) and another is Concentrated Solar Panel (CSP) (Khan 2015, p.415). Wind energy plant also has two types. One is horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) and the other is vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) (Kumar 2016, p.211). For hybrid solar wind system, we mainly use PV cells and vertical axis wind turbines because they are the suitable ones in small scale household use to produce electricity. This hybrid system can be on grid or off grid but for more saving, off grid system is preferred. (Department of Energy). According to Khare (2016), the way this system works is following: First the solar and wind energy converts into AC current than it is converted into DC and charged DC battery. Then from that battery electricity is distributed through the house. If the system is connected to grid, after usage rest of the electricity will be going to the grid (p.24). If we would just be using a solar panel or just a wind turbine we would not get as much energy as we will get using both of them together. Moreover, they both are using the same battery for storing the electricity and we will have recognize that the cost of battery is the highest among all the parts. In a stormy day, the transformer of a community can be broken and there might not be any sunlight. In that case, our solar wind hybrid system will still be there because there will be enough wind. Or in a hot sunny day, there can be excessive …show more content…
If a village only one lake as the water source and someone pollutes that water, everyone will be affected from it. Furthermore, instead of fixing the problems together if we look at each other’s face, issues will still stay as issues. In the issue of energy usage and pollution, if all of us do not act together nothing significant is going to happen. We all agree on the fact that our environment is being polluted because of us but not many of us actually think of changing our actions. Since we have a good chance to reduce the emissions of carbon by changing our energy source to solar and wind, why shouldn’t we? That way, we save the nature, save ourselves, and leave the mother earth having the satisfaction that the next generation will see the same beautiful green trees as we did and the same beautiful blue sea water as we

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