The clean energy industry is going through major changes and developments in recent years. Most of us are aware of the many benefits of clean energy but most are not familiar with the specific details of how the industry works.
In an effort to meet the needs of our clients and expand the knowledge and understanding of this exciting sector, here are some frequently asked questions.
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is any source of energy that exists naturally, is theoretically inexhaustible and is not generated from carbon based fossil or nuclear fuel. It is energy that can be replenished after use. Renewable energy sources have been around since the beginning of time. These sources of energy include wind, sun, tidal and hydro, geothermal, and others.
Why is renewable energy important?
Does renewable energy cause pollution and impact climate change?
How does renewable energy help climate change?
Can clean energy replace fossil fuels?
It is possible for clean energy to replace fossil fuels and we should proceed ahead with all due speed to make this transition. However, despite falling costs, wind and solar energy systems only produce approximately 5.5% of the world’s electricity. Many world nations have established very ambitious goals for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Germany, for instance, has a goal to garner 80% of its energy generation requirements from renewable sources by 2050. The United States also has a very ambitious goal to phase out fossil fuels but often has political battles to fight before these goals can be realistically obtained.
What are the benefits of using renewable energy in your home and business?
What is a REC?
What is community solar and is it worth it?
What do you mean by Energy Data Analytics?
What are the career opportunities in the clean energy sector?
There are a wide variety of roles that involve using energy to conduct daily work items, whether it’s through conserving, reducing or replacing energy. We look for professionals at all levels of the supply chain to use their innovation and problem-solving skills to improve all procedures and processes. The common types of energy careers include:
- Wind turbine technician
- Solar technician
- Solar panel installer
- Solar energy system designer
- Industrial engineer
- Data analytics engineer
- Project manager