RISKS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY


What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is energy produced from sources that do not deplete or can be replenished within a human’s timeframe, these include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. However, in this article, we’ll be exploring the risk of renewable technology.


Renewable energy technology is a term used to describe all forms of technology that store up energy generated from renewable sources, and also helps to deliver energy produced by renewable energy technologies to its final consumer. Renewable energy technology uses natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat which are developed into solar power, hydroelectricity, biomass energy, and biofuels.


Fossil fuel is believed to be formed 650 million years ago by a natural process called anaerobic decomposition of dead organism buried in the rock. These organisms are known to contain energy originating in ancient photosynthesis and the end result is fossil fuel after thousands of years.


Over the years consumption of fossil fuel has lead to serious environmental issues as it has become the major source of energy in the world. Environmental pollution is one of the major disadvantages of fossil fuels, it takes a toll on the environment as it releases carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and other toxic element. Which in return affect humans health, originate global warming.
Renewable energies have been in existences for ages before fossil fuel which is a lot easier to process became rampant, but is quite unfortunate that fossil fuel is extremely dangerous and also won’t last forever. The development of renewable energy technologies will solve many problems poised from the use of fossil fuel, it will also be of so many benefits to the world such providing cleaner energy, a friendlier environment, good economy and also making the world greener.


Renewable energy has proven to us that developing this technology is highly important for the generations to come. It has offered significant potential economic, security, environmental, and social benefits to the world, however renewable energy technology still has some risk which makes it be at a disadvantage.

The Downside Of Renewable Energy Technologies

  1. High capital cost
    Most forms of renewable energy (wind turbine, solar panels, hydroelectricity plants) are expensive to install. while you can save money by using renewable energy, building and maintenance of renewable energy generation huge financial outlay compared to the traditional form of energy generation like fossil fuel. Renewable energy technology requires a lot of capital which may change with time.
  2. Stability
    Although renewable energy resources are available around the world, renewable energy technology risks depending on the weather {for instance the sun and wind) to be able to use any energy. The weather is not stable and unpredictable, In a situation whereby the atmospheric conditions are not good enough, renewable energy technologies would disrupt from generating any electricity.
  3. Storage capabilities
    Having said that stability is one of the major problems of renewable energy technology, there’s a high need for energy storage. There are a lot of challenges facing storage technologies especially for a larger scale of energy generation.
  4. Pollution Generation.
    Fossil fuels generate all sort of toxic elements such as carbon dioxide, renewable energy also is not totally free from generating pollution though it may be a better option for emission creation than fossil fuels.
  5. Low-efficiency levels
    Renewable Energy technologies are new and still lack the much-needed efficiency in contrast to fossil fuel.

Conclusion
The risk of renewable energy technology can all be corrected with time. It is important to know that renewable energy technology will provide greener energy and end the threat of global warming and any other treat pose by fossil fuel.

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