In almost all nations of the world, save for a few oil rich regions in the Middle East and Northern portions of North America, energy has to be purchased and imported. This is a system that leaves many countries without self-sufficiency and will likely bankrupt their governments. The needs for new, alternative energy uses are clear, the specific sources of these alternatives are still, yet, not agreed upon. At present, solar energy appears to be the cleanest and most simple form of new energy, one that does not produce an offshoot of negatives and does not include a multitude of political problems.
[...] Because the move toward solar use would come first through the industrial and commercial sectors, society, as a whole, will not notice the switch (Eisenberg and Nocera 2003, 17-20.) This is an appropriate place to pause and note that solar energy could be easily implemented within homes and private residences, it does not have to be limited to the public sphere. In actuality, it appears as the solar energy makes more sense for homes than it does for large-scale industrial buildings. [...]
[...] It takes little cost and manpower to extract (as it is a daily reoccurring event, and can be used very passively.) In areas of intense sunlight and clear exposure to the sun, solar power is a very viable and practical alternative to other energy sources. It is, perhaps, more unethical not to pursue viable energy alternatives. While technology has advanced to permit us knowledge over what can and should be done to limit our consumption of dangerous and depleting resources. [...]
[...] In a commercial sense, solar power makes great sense; and on small levels, such as fixing homes and cars with solar panels. The cost expended at the outset can be regained through lessened daily energy costs. The concerns are, however, its usability and reliability. Works Cited Atwater, Marshall, A. “Thermal effects of urbanization and industrialization on the boundary layer: A numerical study.” Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Vol No (Dec., 1972) pp. 229-245. Eisenberg, Richard and Nocera, Daniel, G. “Overview of the Forum on Solar and Renewable Energy.” ACS Publications Vol No (Sept 2005), pp. [...]
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