Renewable Energy Construction Company Explains the Main Types of Renewable Energy
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STEVENS Engineers & Constructors, a company based in Middleburg Hts, OH, has recently released an article that discusses the main renewable energy types. Shifting the focus from nonrenewable energy sources to renewable energy sources is essential because of the negative effects fossil fuels can have on the environment. Incentives for renewable energy, especially regarding electric power production, has resulted in a rise in biomass and other renewable energy sources starting in the middle of the 1980s. Currently, many countries want to increase their usage of renewable energy to reduce and prevent carbon dioxide emissions.
The most common types of renewable energy are: solar energy, wind energy, hydro energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, and biomass energy. Using renewable energy sources is essential for the future due to various reasons. First and foremost, countries want to focus on renewable energy sources because they are substantially more abundant than fossil fuels. Second, the clean energy that they provide may be used to halt the advance of global warming. This may be the more important benefit of renewable energy because they have little to no harmful emissions. Thus, reaching the net zero goals of various countries will largely depend on expanding the use of renewable energy sources.
Solar energy is an important renewable energy source because of the abundance of sunlight. The volume of solar energy reaching the Earth’s surface in just one hour is more than the planet’s annual energy requirements. The only thing needed is a way to convert solar energy into electricity. This is possible through the creation of solar farms, which can produce energy for thousands of homes. These solar farms are designed to use mirrors to focus the sun’s rays across acres of solar cells.
Another vital source of renewable energy is the wind. Wind farms are designed to harness wind power by converting kinetic energy through huge wind turbines. Wind energy doesn’t have any harmful emissions or create carbon dioxide. Hydropower is one of the most commercialized types of renewable energy sources. This is because hydroelectric power is usually more cost-effective than solar or wind power.
It should be noted, however, that there are also some disadvantages of renewable energy. First of all, they can’t always be relied upon. For instance, sunlight may not always be strong enough when it is obscured by clouds. And the wind doesn’t blow constantly. There are times when there is little to no wind. That is why many countries still use fossil fuels in order to supplement the energy provided by renewable energy sources. Reliable energy storage systems are needed to ensure that electric power will constantly be available during those times when sunlight or the wind is not strong enough to supply the energy required.
Founded in 1970, STEVENS Engineers & Constructors has more than 75 years of experience in providing top-quality construction services. They began as Stevens Painton Corporation in February 1970 after Stevens Construction, which started in 1919, merged with Eddie Painton and Associates, founded in 1915. STEVENS Painton started as an excavation contractor and highway bridge builder and played a vital role in wastewater treatment plants, but they gradually moved to their current focus on renewable energy projects. In 1991, they added industrial engineering to their services after acquiring CDMG. And in 2009, the company changed its name to STEVENS Engineers & Constructors, Inc., and currently specializes in demolition, heavy rigging, earthwork, excavation, civil concrete, pre-engineered metal buildings, and renewable energy construction. They also specialize in construction management and plant maintenance, structural steel erection, shutdown and turnaround services, and mechanical equipment setting and alignment.
Those who would like to know more about renewable energy construction, such as solar farm construction, can check out the STEVENS Engineers & Constructors website or contact them by telephone or email.
For more information about STEVENS Engineers & Constructors, contact the company here:
STEVENS Engineers & Constructors
7850 Freeway Circle, Suite 100
Middleburg Hts, OH 44130