With the continuing of global warming, and the accelerating rate that global warming is causing catastrophic weather events and inhabitable conditions across the globe, the more and more it becomes clear that the future of our species will be found in green technology. Without the power of green technology, we are doomed to fall prey to a trap that humanity has set for itself. But we aren’t going down without a fight, green technology is one of the fastest growing sectors, and continues to make massive breakthroughs. Here are three pieces of green technology that have only improved recently, and some exciting things they offer.
The first green technology that has seen massive improvements recently is Low-E glass. Low-E, or low emissivity glass, is a type of glass that is designed to improve the insulation properties of glass, which can be used for windows and for construction of skyscrapers and office buildings. Low-E glass is designed to limit the ability for infrared light waves, the type of light waves responsible for heat transfer, into a building. This improves a windows ability to insulate a space which can save a ton of energy in heating and cooling costs and save the environment while doing so.
The next green technology that has seen major improvements recently is solar energy. Solar is by no means a new concept in the world of green energy, where solar is perhaps the best well known and most practical current option for renewable energy sources. Solar panels continue to get better, stronger, and more durable. Solar panels work even in the harshest conditions with today’s engineering technology. If you are serious about a green future, then solar panels are a great option for your home or commercial buildings and can help decrease your carbon footprint.
The final green technology that has seen improvements recently is artificial photosynthesis. You are probably familiar with photosynthesis from any entry or high school level biology class that you have taken. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. Scientists are discovering ways they can do this without plants and turn carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy in a machine method. This method is promising because it both decreases the amount of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas, in our atmosphere, while creating renewable energy.
There is no shortage of green technologies that could transform the way we live and work to save our planet. But some seem to be gaining more traction than others. Check out all these three green technologies for more info on how they are changing the game.
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