Did you know that more than a tenth of America’s energy comes from renewable sources? Renewable, sustainable energy is the future of energy in the world, and America has slowly begun to adopt it. But what are the benefits of renewable energy?

If you’re looking to learn more about renewable energy, we’re here to help. Read on to learn more about the future of energy and the common types of renewable energy the world employs.

Common Types of Renewable Energy

Nowadays, much of the world is familiar with the most common types of renewable energy. These four make up the bulk of renewable energies in the world.

In Texas, we’ve long since made use of solar and wind power. In 2021, nearly 40% of our energy came from these two sources! Continue reading to learn more about these core pillars of sustainability.

Solar Power

Solar power is the first thing many think about when it comes to renewable energy. Homeowners have begun putting solar panels up on roofs to generate enough energy for their homes and then some!

While Chariot doesn’t offer solar panel installation, we can help you customize your plan to focus on solar energy. These solar plans can help you pick your preferred energy to power your home.

Though many use solar panels to power their home, you don’t need to fit your roof with them to use solar! Simply browse our plans or let us help you customize one that can best fit you. We offer no-down-payment plans without the need to maintain equipment!

Wind Power

Wind power is the second most common source of renewable energy. Most commonly, wind power is generated by large wind turbines.

These turbines and windmills are often found en masse in large, flat plains. In these areas, the wind blows uninterrupted, giving a constant gust to power the blades.

The primary issue is that they generate less power on days with less wind. With energy storage, the excess power generated during windy days is stored for these dips in energy.

Water Power

Water power is less common in Texas, but is still a fantastic source of renewable energy. The most recognizable form of water-powered sustainable energy is the dam.

Texas has a considerable history of using hydroelectric power. Since the 1930s, one of the main draws to come to the Lonestar State has been hydroelectric power! We can help you customize your hydroelectric power plan to make sure it fits your needs.

Geothermal Power

Our fourth common sustainable energy source is geothermal power. Geothermal energy is electrical power generated from sources like steam.

Geothermal is one of the less-used renewable energies but is one worth keeping in mind when browsing our plans. Many homes are powered at least partially with this renewable source!

Benefits of Renewable Energy

Now that we know a bit more about the sources themselves, what are the benefits? There’s more to switching than just resting easy knowing you’re using renewable energy!

As the world slowly shifts towards renewable energy, you’ll be happy to have adopted the sources sooner. Here are some of the many benefits you can expect to enjoy.

Lower Cost

One of the most common misconceptions around renewable energy is that it costs more than other sources. Even with Texas’s energy credit system, many still prefer to stick to non-renewable, less-favorable energy sources.

However, despite the misconception, renewable energies are cheaper than most alternatives. As technology increases, this benefit continues to grow! The cost of generating solar is significantly lower now than it was a decade ago, for example.

These savings are passed onto you with our plans. Our rates are among the most competitive in all of Texas. We’ll make sure that you have the energy you need without costing your wallet or our planet!

Healthier Environment

Speaking of our planet, it’s no secret that dirty energy is harming the environment. Whether it’s burning coal or gasoline, modern power plants are often primary sources of pollution.

With renewable energy, you can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part to save the planet. While switching to one of our comprehensive plans won’t eliminate your “carbon footprint,” it’s a great first step towards a cleaner lifestyle!

Ahead of the Curve

As the decades move on, many nations have adopted aggressive renewable energy plans. America has been slower to adopt these plans, but we’re slowly treading along toward sustainability.

Adopting one of our plans now will help make sure you’re ahead of the curve. Rather than having to shuffle your energy source around later, you’ll have already made the jump well before many others.

While Texas hasn’t yet made it mandatory to use sustainable sources, the legislature has often pointed in that direction. It’s best to take advantage of our competitive rates now rather than wait until your current source becomes less convenient!

Versatile Sources

Many believe that renewable energy is only possible in large businesses and stand-alone homes. How can a condo or townhouse take advantage of renewable energy?

Whether you own your property or rent, we can help you shift to sustainability. Our plans direct generated energy toward your home without giving you extra equipment to keep track of. 

Without the hassle of equipment, our renewable plans are more versatile and suited to all homeowners. Make sure you look into our customizable plans to see how your Texas property can take advantage of renewable sources.

The Future of Energy

No matter what your reasons for switching, jumping to one of our sustainable plans has countless benefits. Sustainability is the future of energy, and we can help your transition into that future more seamlessly. Whether you’re interested in solar power or geothermal, we’re happy to help!

For more information on sustainability, be sure to browse our informative blog! You can also contact us to learn more!