It is advancement in technology that has brought about an increase in energy use and depletion of the earth's protective properties like the ozone layer, and the quicker heating up of our planet than is safe for a continuation of life.
But the undeniable truth is that the same technology has also made life a lot easier for everyone. Many people don’t even know how life is without technology since they were born into it. It has provided more available resources in different fields that promote better living conditions.
In the midst of this dilemma, a solution has come in the form of environment-friendly tech. Using technology that meets your needs without harming the environment could have seemed far-fetched with a “you can’t eat your cake and have it too” vibe to it. Still, humans can do practically anything, and in this matter of our long-term survival, we have found a way to a much more sustainable future in the form of green tech.
Green tech has little to no harmful effect on the environment and employs cleaner energy sources to operate. It also uses recycled products, consumes less of the earth’s natural resources, and eliminates greenhouse gas emissions.
In the past, light was produced from bulbs that generated mostly heat to do its work but now LED lights have replaced almost all inefficient light bulbs and use a lot less power to produce even greater light intensity. This saves more than 90% of consumed energy in comparison, lasts a lot longer, and is much safer for the environment.
It’s also not new information that the combustion of fuel used in powering cars leads to the emission of toxic fumes that are bad for the environment, which is why electric or hybrid cars have been in the works and are already coming to light. Powering cars with electricity instead of hydrocarbon fuels greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
While hybrid cars still use combustible fuel engines alongside electricity, electric cars are totally free of that and release no harmful gas to the environment. These technological advancements are already becoming mainstream and will eventually replace existing motor vehicles.
There’s one piece of green tech quite similar to solar panels that you may have never heard about, possibly because of its £20,000 price tag keeping it from being seen everywhere or with everyone. This version of a solar panel is called Smartflower, and true to its name, it is shaped like a flower.
The beautiful piece of green tech was developed in Austria by Energy Management Incorporated. Early in the morning, the flower opens up and takes in the rays of the sun, which it continues to do throughout the day, following the sun wherever it faces.
By absorbing sunlight, this tech can meet whatever power needs one may have, whether for business purposes, residential homes, and even electric cars. The Smartflower also keeps itself clean and can fold up to protect itself in a storm. The potential of this tech is unlimited, but something needs to be done about the cost for widespread adoption.