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Educating People About Alternative Energies

Posted by admin on April 15, 2013 in Environment Protection with 5 Comments

Perhaps one of the most effective ways through which young people can learn about alternative energies would be to use PicoTurbine kits, books or even projects. This company, called PicoTurbine, is the main promoter of alternative energies, a company that has created awareness throughout the whole world of the numerous benefits of the large scale usage of such energies. The environment needs to be protected and alternative energies definitely take into account this aspect. Therefore, if humanity wants to benefit from the environment in the future, then active steps of protection need to be enforced.

PicoTurbine devices work on several concepts; for instance, they actively incorporate the knowledge on alternative energies and make sure people are remembered once in a while, of this approach. The company receives a lot of feedback from customers, thus modifying its solutions to traditional energies in a way young people seem to find fit. Therefore, young people get to put their hands directly on real life situation and be able to make a change. A suggestion the company has received was to conduct experiments on wind energy production, by using the common known picture wire necessary for the heating elements. PicoTurbines has also noted that when people think about wind energy, they generally conjure up the image of cold energy and therefore, are surprised to see in reality the benefits of this technology. A suggestion for the projects was to give the opportunity to young people to engage into group based projects and thus, conduct their own discoveries and pose their own questions to lead them to the creation of their own, virtual energy plant, capable of producing real time energy. The groups will then be able to see whether the experiments were efficient and which one of them was able to produce the biggest amount of electricity or the smallest amount of electricity. They could be then able to modify the projects once again and come up with revised versions of what they are working on.

PicoTurbine has even been implemented in school curricula; teachers are now starting to instill in the senses for their pupils the appreciation for the environment and the awareness for alternative energies. Children are being taught that alternative means solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric or biomass energies that can produce considerable quantities of electricity under given conditions .when combining alternative energies we are decreasing the dependence that countries have our traditional energy derived from fossil fuel. Foreign oil supplies are getting more expensive by the day, therefore it would be much less costly to produce the nation’s own importer and if possible, then become the importer of energy. Judging from long terms effects, alternative energies are certainly less expensive that fossil fuel energies.

The company has also encouraged the sales of wind farms as well as solar arrays; these products are penetrating the market at growing rates and they are already becoming best sellers. To give you one example of how time has helped reduce the total cost for certain things, tale photo voltaic cells. Twenty years ago, they were evaluated at one thousand dollars per cell; now, each one of those cells costs only four dollars. Therefore, economists and specialists in alternative energies have denoted that it is possible to have the kilowatt being sold at one dollar, in 2015. thus, one needs to imagine the extraordinary impact that alternative energies would have on the entire world. Fossil fuels are starting to use their popularity, mainly because they damage to a large extent the environment and the air we are breathing. Thus, many cases of asthma attacks and pneumonias have been reported recently and the risks of developing allergies is extremely elevated. Such long term effects can even lead to cancer, therefore, it is advisable to switch to the alternative because this would mean no pollution, more protection to the environment and less money spent on energy costs.

Paul Moss

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  1. kloveApril 15, 2013 - 5:48 am #1

    What branch of the Military would be best for someone wanting to be involved with Alternative Energy?
    When I get out of high school, I’ll be certified in the field of Electricity because of the vocational school I go to. I want to go into Alternative energy after wards, but I want to be in the Military as well. If I can’t find anything with Alternative, I’m thinking about going Nuc.
    Any tips or preferences?
    My dad manages a big portion of a Nuclear power plant outside of our town. That’s why I want to do it..plus I love science.

  2. Erik TApril 15, 2013 - 10:50 am #2

    Nuclear power is an outstanding clean energy with endless potential if only people were to educate themselves. In the US, people only remember Three Mile Island or Chernobyl. They also get their nuclear information from Hollywood and movies like The China Syndrome. Even the earthquake and tsunami in Japan fueled the anti-nuc rhetoric. How many died at Three Mile Island? Zero? How many a Fukishima Deichi? Four and they drown when the wave hit ’em.

    What we need is young people like you to become educated in nuclear energy so our country gets back leading the world in nuclear power and production. We haven’t build a new power plant in over 30 years! Why not? Politics!!

    Join the US Navy. Go nuclear submarines. Have a great career.
    References :
    Retired Army Aviator

  3. John Wayne FanApril 15, 2013 - 10:52 am #3

    You could look into the Navy as an Electricians mate to help you get into the electrician’s union when you get out. alternative energy isn’t a biggy for us. Go in the Navy as a Nuke. You’ll have a job waiting for you back home.

    Good luck what ever you do.
    References :

  4. lana_sandsApril 15, 2013 - 10:54 am #4

    Darpa does most of the energy work. you should look for a job there. http://www.darpa.mil/
    References :

  5. Top SourceApril 15, 2013 - 10:56 am #5

    Forget nukes, they’r not working out: Japan. Germany and Sweden ordered phase outs of commercial nuke reactors.

    The US stopped funding for the unbuilt Yucca Mtn national nuke waste dump in NV.

    And nuke isnt alt.

    Try on Army Green:

    http://armylive.dodlive.mil/index.php/2011/10/a-greener-more-efficient-army/ "A Greener more Efficient Army"

    Check the Navy on this, too.
    References :

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