Why solar energy is an ideal choice for universal exploitation

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Some thinkers argue whether cooking is the best use of bio-gas where conventional form of energy is not available. The alternate use of bio-gas are running the water pumps and providing electricity to the villagers.

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Some thinkers argue whether cooking is the best use of bio-gas where conventional form of energy is not available. The alternate use of bio-gas are running the water pumps and providing electricity to the villagers. Mechanical energy can be ineffective at lower operating temperatures. The temperature generated from Hot Plate solar collectors is not preferable for generation of power-mechanical or electrical. Bio-gas is an effective source of high temperature and if it is used for power generation, its maximum utilization is the possibility. The alternative uses of bio-gas are running the water pumps and providing electricity to villagers. They do not have to pay for this. Community based centralized bio-gas plants through government subsidized rate are worth for serious considerations. The related social and economic problems may pose some distractions.

Dung, which goes into the bio-gas plant, is no cost fuel for the villagers. They do not have to pay for this. If bio- gas is used for power generation at a cost to the villager, then the growing forest around the villages is the remedy which can provide firewood as fuel. It will amount to massive deforestation. If properly planned a forestation around the villages is attained, these can give regular supply of woods in 10-yeart cycle. Other fuels such as ethanol and methanol can also produced from agricultural and forest residuals. These fuels are called the synthetic fuel. A considerable saving in petrol is the advantage to be expected from them. Wind energy is being used in Holland mostly for pumping of water. This source of power is rather expensive. The availability of steady and strong winds throughout the year is the important condition for generating wind-energy. Such condition prevails all along the eastern, western and southern coast of Bharat’s long coastline. Wind energy is the most promising source of energy for the water pumping in the coastal region especially along the Odisha coastline.

Sun is being the major source of power for the earth. A small fraction for this enormous amount could considerably relieve the pressure from the conventional source of energy. Solar energy is an ideal choice because of its omnipresence. It has no pollution problems and it has no chances of deflection. Solar energy is an ideal choice for universal exploitation.
In the past few years many regions of India, bio-gas plants have been extensively used. More than 20,000 bio-gas plants are in the country. For an average family of four persons, four to five heads of cattle dung is sufficient to produce enough gas to cook. The by-product is the much needed fertilizer. The bio-gas plant is cost effective, burns dung directly and more efficiently and gives harm free fertilizer as by product. The cost of medium size bio gas plant is minimal, matainance is being very minimal and investment is quite worth while. Very few villages in India can afford a bio-gas plant because they lack the funds and the ability to own five cattle whose waste is required for the plant.

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author avatar Songbird B
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Natural resources for power is something that is really coming into its own now.. An informative read my friend..

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

I agree, I am all for solar power. Nice info. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Ditto Denise's comment. Thanks, ittech.

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author avatar richellet
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Solar Power would be very useful and helpful. Philippines though gifted with natural resources is one of the most poor countries in the world, we may deny it or not. The use of solar energy can remedy it. We have a place here I know that uses solar energy - "Pangan-an Island, Cebu." Hopefully it will be maximized by the other areas as well.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Great read my friend..we are finally learning to use the great power of the sun wisely..actually the rays of the sun are rays of Light blessings us ...thank you

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author avatar Mikey.
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Great stuff ittech and i agree.

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author avatar Teila
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Enjoyed reading, keep up the good work!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, ittech. You give us something to think about. I know there are solar power homes in the U.S.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks ittech, thought provoking and back to basics for our survival even. India imports 80% of petroleum products and their supply is a question mark as we are getting past peak oil. The best way for villages in poor countries is to become grid free. I wait for the day when solar power becomes grid parity with coal and oil-fired power plants. It is time there is a global revoltion of the right kind! siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Wonderful...

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author avatar Sheila Newton
6th Mar 2012 (#)

I so agree. We need more soalr powere - and more wind power. We need to use our natural resources well. Thanks for this, lovely Ittech. How you doing?
I'm away now for 2 weeks hols. No commenting for a while - sorry!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
10th Mar 2012 (#)

I agree about solar energy, but how to produce bio-gas? It needs maintenence of a few animals to produce dung. It's possible only in small villages and in few households.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
11th Mar 2012 (#)

using dung? that's interesting

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Solar energy has now become a bone of contention between the USA and China. Obama's pet project of solar energy failed miserably due to cheap solar panels of China. Latest news show USA has imposed dumping duty on Chinese panels. Why can't India get these cheap panels from China as we have sun for most of the year.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
5th Apr 2012 (#)

Interesting and good to learn more about solar power. Due to government bad intention solar power is not popular yet in Bangladesh.

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author avatar Eunice Tan
14th May 2012 (#)

I hope more research on solar power

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Nov 2012 (#)

Interesting. Thank you dear Ittech.

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