Green energy is any energy type that is generated from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind or water. Green energy often comes from renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished. Some examples of these resources are sunlight, wind, water, and heat. Although most renewable energy sources are sustainable, some are not. Renewable energy can generate electrical currents to a grid, air and water heating/cooling, and other power systems. Solar energy is an example of renewable energy, as the solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it to electrical energy that can be used by humans and devices.

Currently, the renewable capacity consumption is steadily increasing by over 8% this year, bringing it to almost 320 GW. 3% of all US electricity is powered by solar currently. As we continue to grow as a nation, we will see the use of traditional power methods converting over to solar energy power.

Solar energy is used worldwide and is becoming increasingly popular for generating electricity. Solar power is generated in two main ways: Photovoltaics (PV system) also known as solar cells, or electronic devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity. The conversion of sunlight to electric energy produces green energy. It is the use of a natural resource to create energy that can then be reused again that makes the energy “green”.

The process of resources and natural elements creating green energy is truly an amazing concept. Simple forces of energy in nature create useful resources for everyday human life. And those resources can be used again, and again. “Being green” and supporting green energy through solar can not only help save the planet, it also is extremely beneficial financially.

Solar energy is green energy not just because of its environmental benefits, it also has excellent benefits saving you money. Over the years, solar pays for itself and it pays you back for your investment. There are also programs within the government that can get you money back just for having solar installed on your home. By reducing your electricity payments (and over time, eliminating them entirely), you can save money on high electric bills, run AC as you please, and spend money saved on what you and your family truly enjoy. Stop overpaying for your electric bills. Go green today and contact Orange County Solar, the largest Panasonic Solar installer in Orange County!