Non conventional sources of energy tend to be greener and more sustainable. They include biomass, wind energy, wave energy solar energy and geothermal energy.
Non conventional energy initiatives are, rightly, being thought of as the most viable options for energy generation in the future.
Advantages of Non-Conventional Sources of Energy
The non-conventional sources of energy have many advantages. They are discussed below:
1. Cheaper and Renewable: Most of the Non-conventional Power resources are cheaper and renewable as compared to the conventional sources.
2. Scarcity of Fossil Fuels: The overall limitation and scarcity of fossil fuels has given rise to the urgent need for exploiting alternative energy sources.
3. Rural Energy Needs: Locally available non-conventional and renewable power resources can meet localized rural energy needs with minimum transportional cost.
4. Inexhaustible and Environment friendly: Power from Non-conventional and Renewable is a must in order to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the coal-based power plants. It is inexhaustible in nature and environment friendly.
Put simply, we cannot continue relying on conventional energy sources on this planet. Our reserves of coal may run out within half a century and at our current rates of use, burning coal, oil and natural gas will do devastating and also totally irreversible damage to the environment.
Edited with inputs from various contributors.