Solar Energy

Myth 1: Solar energy is too expensive. Today's bulky solar panels are really expensive and can detect only 10% of solar energy. However, the American company First Solar plans to create 2012 new panel generation is far more subtle and more effective today. Therefore, in the hot regions of the solar energy will soon be able to compete with conventional fuels. The African countries can even export it to Europe. Myth 2: Energy Wind is unreliable.

The use of wind energy is considered to be exotic. Meanwhile, wind power generators for 40% of energy consumption and 15% of Spain – Great Britain. Some experts believe that perhaps soon up to 30% of the electricity in the world will be produced by wind energy. Myth 3: Energy surges ineffective. The powerful energy of the surf is difficult to subdue the man, especially because few structures withstand prolonged exposure to water. However, last year in Northern Ireland was launched the first surf turbine, which supplies electricity to the grid of Great Britain. A similar success stories recorded in Portugal, where the wave generators have been installed.

Myth 4: Nuclear energy is cheap. Many people believe that nuclear energy is the most effective solution. However, the construction of nuclear power plants is very costly. This is not to forget about the problem of processing and storage of nuclear waste. Myth 5: The electric cars are slow and unsightly. For those who think electric cars slow and absurd, remember that in the U.S. was sold for $ 100,000 electric sports Tesla, fast and elegant. Perhaps the end of 2008 was not the best time to showcase luxury cars, but Tesla proved that the electric car can be as good as conventional vehicles. Myth 6: biofuels bad for the environment. It is believed that biofuels will have to let the fertile soil for cultivation of special raw materials. However, experts believe that soon the technology will be created Conventional processing agricultural waste to generate energy. Myth 7: The Future of "organic" farming. Studies show that the production of 'organic' products can give not more than half the necessary food, so can not speak about a complete transition to organic agriculture. Myth 8: The construction of the "carbon-free" of concrete – the salvation of the greenhouse effect. Must Considering that the construction of homes "carbon-free" concrete costing twice as expensive than building ordinary houses, and the transition to this material in the near future is unlikely. Rather, it is necessary to focus on the organization household so as to reduce carbon emissions into the environment, as is done in Germany. Myth 9: The power must be large. Compact combined power of a new type may produce up to half of the required energy. They can be placed in ordinary homes not only provide them with electricity, and heat. Myth 10: the climate change problem must be solved with the help of high technology. High-tech road and can often create more problems, so you should look for simple ways to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere. An example of such a simple and cheap solution can is the use of biochar. Burning agricultural waste without air protects the environment from pollution and, at the same time, it is formed as a result of a great natural fertilizer for the soil. Original article in HealthNews

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