How GreenTech is making life sustainable

How GreenTech is making life sustainable

We hear about a green future every day. However, that future appears to be perpetually postponed or impossible to express in words or images in some way. Where can we get examples of innovative green technologies? Concrete practises that inspire us to believe that the oft-mentioned win-win aspect of green technology will be realised?

Green technology, commonly known as renewable technology, considers both the long-term and short-term environmental effects of a product or service. There are many instances of green technology and what goes into developing a sustainable product or technology, such as renewable energy, conservation, health and safety concerns, renewable technologies, and so on.

Green technology is our best chance for mitigating the consequences of global warming and pollution. Here are some recent technical advances that are transforming the energy sector. These technologies enable the capture of clean energy from natural resources such as water and sunlight, and they have the potential to change the energy market in the direction of sustainability.

1. Purification of Water

Clean water is being used in an excessive and wasteful manner. Water is recycled naturally by the planet, but modern technologies assist to accelerate the process.

In many locations, the Earth’s groundwater and surface water supplies are at risk of misuse. Demand may exceed the amount given by rain and snowmelt.

According to UNWater, more than 80% of societal wastewater goes back into the environment without it being regulated or recycled.

The development of biological therapies and natural treatment systems such as wetlands among other innovations are also important breakthroughs. All of the procedures mentioned above are used to desalinate seawater and make it more potable or to drastically reduce the presence of contaminants from what is dumped into bodies of water.

2. Self-sufficient structures

Buildings that are self-sufficient are those that are built to run independently of structural support services such as the electricity network, fuel grid, and local water systems.

Solar Panels, for example, are intended to catch solar energy, yet the vast majority of the sun’s energy is wasted as heat. New developments in solar panel design enable the generation of both power and heat. These solar panels enable buildings to generate its own power and heat using solar radiation.

The front of these panels is intended to create solar energy, while the back is intended to produce hot water via a heat exchanger. This gives free hot water that is sourced in an ecologically sustainable manner to families.

3. Vehicles that do not generate greenhouse gases

The automobile sector is one of the most significant pollutants to the environment, but many people throughout the world rely on their vehicles. There are already over two billion automobiles on the road, and this number is expected to quadruple within the next 20 years due to strong expansion in India and China. Alternative fuel cars, often known as green automobiles, have been launched in the automotive industry as a less detrimental to the environment alternative.

4. Using solar energy

Solar energy is the most plentiful energy on the planet, and solar power is growing in popularity. While solar panels have become standard in many homes, the technology is continually evolving.

Scientists have addressed a fault in the construction of solar panels by enabling them to gather energy from both the rain and the sun. These so-called all-weather solar panels enable any home, regardless of geographical location, to generate power. During a rainstorm, the solar panel creates energy by harnessing the power of the rainwater on its surface.

Because several of these innovations are still in the prototype stage, they have not been well publicised. They do, however, provide a little view of how wonderful a low-carbon future may be.

Just imagine… What an awesome city would a city with green walls and solar roofs be?

Of course, as with any new technology, there are always downsides in addition to supposed benefits. However, like with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, we can only develop greener inventions by trial and error in real-world situations.

Last Updated on December 23, 2023 by Nandini Shukla

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