The combination of solar and wind energies are used as a powerful alternative form of energy consumption.
Most of the non-renewable resources like fossil fuels such as coal, mineral oil, natural gas, etc., were used as a source of energy. This derived energy was made available to the population. With the course of time, this form of energy is getting depleted. These fossil fuels are depleting day by day.
Due to the increasing demand for energy, there has to be an effective and large amount of energy made available to the public. The approach to clean and green energy technology has given rise to a number of synergistic technologies.
Therefore, there is a demand to switch to alternative sources of energy. These alternative sources of energy should have similar efficiencies as that of the energy derived from fossil fuels. The contribution of wind and solar capacity installations in recent years is about 25% as of 2019 and it could reach 30% by 2022.
Sources like the Sun, rivers, and wind are being explored as Renewable forms of energy. These sources are found abundant in nature and also can generate energy like that of non-renewable sources. The energy from the Sun, wind, and water are trapped, before converting the energy for chemical or mechanical purposes. Solar and wind energy are two of the most promising sources of alternative energies. To meet the increasing demands of the population, these two forms of energy were merged for producing a clean and abundant source of energy. By combining these sources, a lot of energy can be generated in a clean form, which will meet the increasing demand.
The sun’s rays can be collected using solar cells and later gets converted into energy. The wind blowing can be converted into energy using wind turbines. Both these energies individually, are safe and clean. No gases are involved during the process of energy generation. This technology will ensure the sustained release of energy in the environment.
The release of energy can be controlled and the energy can be managed efficiently. Transporting this energy is easier as well as cost-effective. Such a thought can be applied to other such renewable resources as well. The energy generated by such combinations can be sufficient for all the possible applications. This is one of the most reliable strategies for the generation of energy.
Experts say, India is an ideal market for hybrid projects, given that most states are rich in both wind and solar energy resources. States such as Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, have large capacities of both wind and solar power projects.
Conclusion - We can also take small steps to save energy and can make use of it in future. Don't forget to switch off your electric appliances after use. Replace light tubes with CFL bulbs that will save electricity. Use appliances which are energy efficient.
Editor: Anomitra Dey
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