Renewable Energy – The Path to American Energy Independence and Security
Renewable energy in the United States currently accounts for 13% of domestically produced electricity. The growth of our domestic renewables market is set to explode, due to declining costs and improving financing options. Clean energy investment broke new records in 2015 and is now seeing twice as much global funding as fossil fuels. Recently, solar has become a cheaper power generation source than coal in numerous markets, which is why the majority of new power generation capacity is renewable. Join the New American Energy Revolution and finally end our dependence on unstable foreign oil producers. If the private and public sectors collectively embrace solar energy, the United States can achieve full energy independence relatively quickly and win the fight against climate change.
- Roof-Mounted Solar
- Ground Mounted Solar
- Solar Carports
- Utility-Scale Solar Development
Combined Heat & Power
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration, generate electricity and useful thermal CHP is not a technology, but an approach to applying technologies. Heat that is normally wasted in conventional power generation is recovered as useful energy, which avoids the losses that would otherwise be incurred from separate generation of heat and power.
A fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat, and water. Fuel cells are often compared to batteries. Both convert the energy produced by a chemical reaction into usable electric power. However, the fuel cell will produce electricity as long as fuel (hydrogen) is supplied, never losing its charge.
Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials, a renewable and sustainable source of energy used to create electricity or other forms of power. Biomass power is carbon neutral electricity generated from renewable organic waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills or openly burned.
Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, consumes no water, and uses little land.
Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Geothermal power is cost-effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as heating.