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Does the future of renewable energy depend on people or technology?

The modern world is living up to the challenges of meeting energy demands, and is driven upon the ability to explore into energy supplies. However, our planet cannot possibly replenish the already fast exhausting fossil fuels and other sources of non-renewable energy. Therefore, what the world needs is adoption of cleaner renewable energy solutions.

Though we are already deploying hydro, solar and wind energy, their use can be highly inconsistent. Smart grids no doubt conserve existing energy use and prevent massive outage. They play an important part in affecting waveform integrity. However, when it comes to carbon neutrality, smart grids aren’t just there, thus emphasising the importance of wave energy and nuclear fusion.

Future of wave energy is promising

Wave energy is definitely evolving and more promising than wind or tidal energy. In addition, when 73 percent of the earth’s surface constitutes water, it is still the most preferred source of clean energy. This said wave energy involves the minimal impact on the environment compared to the likes of other forms of natural energy equipment including solar panel or turbine.

Another highlight of the wave energy is the devices built to propagate wave energy using power and pump desalination micro-plants. This means clean portable water can be transferred from ocean to land for a number of applications. With suitable protection in place to maintain the aquatic ecosystem, wave energy stands out as an emerging technology for the future in a bid to save the planet.       

Nuclear Alternatives for Clean Power
Not many of us are comfortable hearing about nuclear energy, let alone adopting it. The nuclear fusion is trying to position itself as a sustainable solution to the ever-growing, dynamic needs of humankind. What must be understood here is that fusion is entirely different from fission reactions. Nuclear fusion, as a process, does not create any waste and this means no more Fukushima Daiichi-type nuclear mishap!

All said and done nuclear fusion undoubtedly is still in its early days. Nevertheless, it could become a potential choice for renewable energy in less than two decades. In addition to the energy required to create and maintain the plants, its impact on the ecosystem would be highly controllable.

Emergence of Smart technologies
Smart technologies are integrated with sustainability and clean, renewable energy sources. But they should be addressed in their entirety. Currently, two-thirds of the energy produced every year in the US is wasted.  Until or otherwise, we’re able to seal the leaks in our energy grid, meaningful energy conservation will be futile by nature. With the help of smart technologies, we will be able to witness spectacular results in terms of pulling back on energy waste.
A study published by the US Energy Information Administration indicates that within the next three decades, our global energy needs will rise by 30 percent. If smart systems were able to minimize energy waste to 10 percent, we will be able to enjoy a sufficient amount of energy without producing in excess.

To conclude
Technology has disrupted and innovated in almost all areas of life. Now, it is high time we apply technology to the green energy movement already set in motion. Though it is not feasible to predict exactly the impact of renewable energy initiatives in the overall ecological system, possibilities do exist and stare at our future with infinite possibilities.

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