Some governments do not support solar bhutta 2012 the

This preview shows page 5 - 7 out of 7 pages.

Some governments do not support solar. (Bhutta. 2012). The United States has had massive growth in jobs that involve solar. Lots of solar power companies offer power purchase agreement where a homeowner or business owner can lease
their roof or land for solar panels and in return, receive a discount on their electric utility bill. Looking into this for my home, but the challenge then becomes who owns the agreement if I sell the house? Alternatively, what if the potential new owners do not want panels on the roof or in the yard? What happens if the panels are on the roof and there is an issue with water intrusion, who is responsible? Some of these questions have been ironed out over the years, and these agreements are a lot more friendly. There is also the choice of just purchasing the panels outright and receiving the benefits right away. On a bigger scale, there have been studies to convert entire communities, states, and evenU.S as a whole to solar power from other environmentally harmful power supplies. Most of thosebarriers were in the form of politics and the willingness of the different energy producers to convert. Some of the ideas were only to allow a certain amount of land to be occupied by panels.That is one of my gripes with some solar fields I see, the amount of land they take up. Alternatively, when they take whole wooded areas to install solar fields. ConclusionWhile the politics of renewable energy goes on, and we wait for more folks to get on board to converting, we can each take simple steps in lowering our emissions. In my home, I changed all the bulbs to LED's, use energy star appliances, programmed my heating system to capture and distribute heat in an efficient way that is not wasteful, sealed up the home from drafting and insulated correctly.
References American Solar Energy Society. (2017). The American Solar Energy Society. Retrieved from:Bjorn Carey. 2015. Stanford News Service. Retrieved From: Faiz Bhutta. 2012. SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ANDCOMMERCIAL SECTORS OF THE MIDDLE EAST. Retrieved From:Solar Power is the Future. (2016). Problems with Solar Energy. Retrieved fromU.S. Dept. of Energy. (n.d.). Energy efficiency and renewable energy. Retrieved from5 Everyday Uses For Solar Energy | Earth Eclipse.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture