solar panels on a house at sunsetIt seems like every day governments around the world invest in the fossil fuel industry. While it may seem like a profitable investment at first, there are many ways relying on and investing in fossil fuels is a risky business. For one, fossil fuels can be harmful to the environment. From pollution and oil spills to the loss of habitats due to rigging, obtaining and using fossil fuels can have a dramatically negative impact on the environment. On top of that, fossil fuels are rapidly dwindling and they aren’t replenishing at a fast enough rate. This is where renewable energy comes in. Renewable energy is the future and is one of the best ways to maintain our standards of living while not completely relying on fossil fuels.

Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

We all learned about renewable versus non-renewable resources in science class, but let’s do a refresher. Each one is just as they sound. Renewable energy can easily, quickly, and inexpensively be renewed while non-renewable resources either can’t be or take millions of years to renew. Some common non-renewable resources include fossil fuels like oil and natural gas. All around the world, people, businesses, and entire cities, states, and countries rely on fossil fuels, causing excess pollution and using too much fossil fuels before they can be replenished.

Renewable energy, on the other hand, is a much more reliable and efficient way of powering our lives. Renewable energy includes, but is not limited to, solar, geothermal, and wind energy. These resources replenish themselves naturally in a timely manner, meeting our demands as humans.

How Can We Access These Sources of Energy?

There are many ways we can make renewable energy an everyday resource in our lives. From solar panels to wind turbines, people and businesses access renewable energy all the time, though many people still wonder the same thing. One of the best ways to make renewable energy a part of your life is to take advantage of the renewable resources around you. For example, we live in the Sun City, meaning we can take advantage of the sun to power our homes via solar panels. Solar energy is a common form of renewable energy and can be used to do everything from light your home to heat your water, especially in a city as sunny and bright as El Paso.

How Can I Get Solar Panels?

We can help you install solar panels and other new technology so you can begin relying on renewable energy. Solar Smart Living is dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses take the first step to going green by installing solar panels in their home or business building. Call us today to learn more!