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What is the ultimate source of energy?

Ultimate source of energy

This is a huge question, I must say! We sure have to find out now what is the ultimate source of energy. You might want to guess that the ultimate source of energy could be Fossil fuels or renewable energy sources. You might be right? Let’s find out now!

What is the Ultimate Source of Energy?

Ultimate source of energy
Ultimate source of energy

I’m sure that we would not be entirely surprised to find out that the ultimate source of energy is the sun.

 The sun is called the ultimate source of energy because without sunlight, we would not live on this planet we call Earth. 

To us humans, sunlight provides the energy we need to sustain ourselves every day. To animals, it provides the calories they need to function. 

And to plants, it helps them grow and thrive so they can produce the food we all need to survive.

Apart from its basic functions, the sun supplies us with energy and warmth in the form of heat and light. “Energy” is our major focus here. 

Ultimate source of energy
Ultimate source of energy

The sun produces energy in immeasurable amounts every single day. In fact, scientists believe that the amount of solar energy we receive from the sun is approximately equal to the total amount of energy used in the world every day. 

So if you think about it, there is no doubt that the sun provides us with all of our energy needs. Therefore, we can with no doubt boldly say that the sun is the ultimate source of energy on earth.

Does this mean solar energy is the best form of energy? 

Well, that depends. Like all sources of energy, there are advantages and disadvantages to using solar energy as a source of energy to power our lives. 

For example, solar power can provide electricity without releasing any harmful gases into the atmosphere or creating pollutants. 

It also does not contribute to global warming. On the other hand, it can be costly to install and maintain solar panels due to the technology and materials used to make them.

 It is also limited in the amount of power it produces on cloudy days and during the winter months. As a result, other forms of renewable energy have emerged as viable alternatives to solar energy as sources of energy for the world.

What form of renewable energy is the best? 

This again depends on factors such as the climate in which you live and the geographic location of your home. 

With that in mind, there are a few renewable energy sources that are popular all over the world for powering homes, businesses, and communities. 

Hydropower and wind power are the most common types of renewable sources around the world today. 

Other common sources of renewable energy include geothermal energy, solar energy, biomass energy from plants and trees, wave power, and tidal power. 

Renewable energy is a clean and efficient source of energy because it does not produce any pollution while generating electricity but can it actually replace fossil energy?

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