Renewable energy is energy converted from natural sources which are finite in nature. Like
sunlight which is available in abundance. This blog will be discussing a few infamous renewable energy sources and their challenges-
Bioenergy is renewable energy derived from the natural source of biomass. Biomass is
organic matter collected from recently living plants and organisms. Using wood in your fireplace is an example of biomass that many people are familiar with.
There are many various methods used to generate energy through the use of the source of
biomass. This can be done by burning the collected source of biomass or harnessing
methane gas which is produced by the natural decomposition of organic materials in ponds or even landfills.
The use of biomass in energy production creates carbon dioxide that is put into the air, but the regeneration of plants consumes the same amount of carbon dioxide, which is said to create a balanced atmosphere. Biomass can be used in a number of different and interesting ways in our daily lives, not only for personal use but for businesses as well. In 2017, energy from biomass made up about 5% of the total energy used in the U.S. This energy is derived from wood, biofuels like ethanol, and energy generated from methane captured from landfills or by burning municipal waste.
Although new plants need lots of carbon dioxide to grow, plants take time to grow. We also don’t yet have widespread technology that can use biomass in lieu of fossil fuels for power
Hydrogen needs to be combined with some other elements, such as oxygen to make water as it does not occur naturally as a gas on its own. When hydrogen is separated from another
the element can be used for two purposes, fuel and electricity.
Hydrogen can be used as a clean-burning fuel undoubtedly, which leads to less pollution and a cleaner environment. It can also be used for fuel cells which are similar to batteries and can be used for powering an electric motor’s Energy.
Since hydrogen needs lots of energy to be produced, it is inefficient when it comes to preventing pollution
In comparison to the complexity of making one power generation system in the 1870s, the
challenge of introducing variable energy sources into an existing grid pales in comparison. As
storage technology advances in coming times, costs are dropping significantly, making variable energy integration more achievable than ever before. Likewise, as energy storage becomes more standardized all across the industry, the energy market won’t have to contend with the diverse technical requirements and processes involved in their design.
As residential, commercial, and industrial interest in energy storage grows, regulatory policies
will be updated to further advance its use in the global energy grids.