Renewable energy is any energy source that is naturally replenished, like that derived from solar, wind, geothermal or hydroelectric action. Energy produced from the refining of biomass is also often classified as renewable. Coal, oil or natural gas, on the other hand, are finite sources.
- Abundant and unlimited supply! It is falling right out of the sky for us to take.
- We are slowly running out of our Earth’s natural resources.
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.
Global energy markets are notoriously unstable, and price fluctuations can have a serious impact on the U.S. economy. When we expand our capacity to generate solar electricity within the U.S., we also insulate ourselves from those price fluctuations and ensure a sustainable source of energy for the future.