Renewable Energy Sources – Find Sustainable Energy with Sky
Solar - We are a full service solar integrator; fully licensed, bonded and insured for both commercial and residential projects. Click here for more information about solar energy.
Bio – Many in American agriculture’s livestock sector are considering digestion of animal wastes. This is a highly effective method of power conservation with one of the shortest payback periods. Click here for more information about bio energy.
Hydro - Hydropower is the largest renewable source in the United States and represents about 7-12% of the nation’s electricity. Click here for more information about hydro.
Wind - As the market for turbine electricity begins to expand, higher volume production is also expected to lower costs, perhaps by as much as 30%. Click here for more information
Renewable Energies Through Out Time
Though out time, people have relied on renewable energy. The first recorded use of wind power was in 3200 BC when Egyptians invented the sail. People have always used the advantages of solar power to grow food and provide heat. In 1839 Edmond Becquerel noticed that sunlight absorbed in certain materials producing electricity. Thus the discovery of solar photovoltaics. Solar power increased in popularity over the years as an alternative energy that has financial and environmental benefits.
Humans learned to harness the sun and it’s by products, including wind and the hydro power. Windmills were invented in China around 200 BC and were used in the Middle East around 1000 AD. From that time, wind power usage took off in various forms including wind turbines, the most popular. In 2005, the Global Wind Turbine Council launched to raise the awareness of wind energy at an international level. Like solar power, wind power provides substantial environmental and economical benefits.
Hydro Electricity is power produced by running bodies of water. In 1774 French engineer Bernard Forest de Blidor publishes a paper on water energy called Architecture Hydraulique. And 1881, the city of Niagara Falls, NY, provide street lighting using direct current technology. If your property has running water on or near it, you may want to consider investing in a micro-energy hydro system.
Biogas is the newest of the renewable energies. In the 17th century, it was discovered that the biogas coming from decaying matter was flammable and in 1808, Sir Humphrey Davy determined that the gas from cattle manure was methane and could be used to power street lamps . The first anaerobic digester was built in 1840 to harness the methane and produce bio gas energy. Anaerobic digestion continues to be a growing energy in the agricultural sector. Many farmers power their facilities with only wastes of their own livestock.
SKY Renewable Energy provides bio, hydro, wind and solar green energy solutions for various clients including homeowners, commercial buildings and farmers.