Our human life is dependent so much on electricity. Especially the recent years had seen a drastic transformation in terms of better technology that demands the consumption of high electricity. Most of the countries in the world are dependent on non-renewable sources of energy. Every year the demand for more electricity only keeps increasing and not decreasing. In order to satisfy the electricity needs, many countries join hands together to build create renewable energy resources.
When we say renewable energy source, it is not just about solar energy alone. There are also other renewable energy resources that can satisfy electricity needs. Windmills and hydroelectric power generation being few additional options we have. But the transformation towards renewable energy resources is very important. Mostly the reason is that we will not be able to be dependent on fossil fuels forever.
Many countries have started using renewable sources for power generation. Deserts are targeted to be converted into big solar farms. We already have a situation where deserts don't have any vegetation, so it is a wise idea to convert deserts to huge solar farms so that enough electricity can be produced from the deserts. There are many deserts all over the world being targeted for this purpose.
Save the trees
In order to build solar farms, huge space is required. That is how we can set up solar farms and get electricity from them. In order to do that trees are being chopped down everywhere. Recently a huge amount of trees were chopped down in South Korea for setting up solar farms. We understand that we are in dire need of electricity for our day-to-day activities. But at the same time, we are also in need of green vegetation around us to protect us from Sun's heat and radiation. It is reported that the icebergs near the poles are already melting in an unusual manner.
It would be great to introduce some methods that would protect the trees and forest reserves we already have and also at the same time solve the energy needs the world required. Deserts all over the world are currently being used to set up solar projects. There is also a plan to produce enough that can even be exported to countries nearby.
In addition to all these, we have to also find cheap ways to implement solar panels so that it is affordable for every house and family. In that case, we don't have to be dependent so much on the electricity produced by the third party and instead, we can generate our own electricity. The excess electricity can also be sent back to the grid to generate some additional revenue.
I see green forests transforming into solar farms
If there is proper planning, I'm sure we will be able to avoid this. Neyveli is a town in south India that is well known for power generation. If you look at the map, you will be able to see perfect square houses and roads. It is a well-planned and well-managed town for the major electricity generation in South India. Thermal electricity is the primary source of power generation here.
I have seen this place transforming into a solar farm in recent years. It used to be full of greens filled with lots of trees and good vegetation. Now it is quite sad to see everything being converted to solar farms. Many lands that had lots of trees are now getting converted to empty grounds with Solar equipment with no hope for vegetation. Maybe the grass can grow but not the trees. This is exactly what I'm concerned about and I don't know how the future would look like.
I guess the solar farm should be forced on cities on top of the tall buildings and the places that have good vegetation should be left alone. Something like the above with a global connecting grid should be able to provide a lot of electricity for our needs. This is a big initiative and only the government can force something like that at subsidized rates as well.
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