The increasing demand for energy makes the use of renewable energy begin to be carried out. Renewable energy is the best option to meet the need for electrical energy considering that non-renewable energy such as fossil fuels and coal is predicted to run out and take thousands of years to be renewed.
Unfortunately, until now the use of renewable energy has not been maximized considering the various impacts caused by its use.
The following impacts need to be considered first so that the use of renewable energy can be profitable in the short and long term.
Renewable Energy Social Impact
If considered in terms of its social impact, the use of renewable energy can provide social benefits such as an increase in a healthier environment, advances in technology and opportunities for work.
This can happen considering that some renewable energy resources such as water, wind and sunlight are considered environmentally friendly and can reduce pollution levels.
However, not all of them can maximize this potential, considering that renewable energy such as water, wind and sunlight are not obtained in equal portions in each region, so there is the potential for social inequality to occur.
Renewable Energy Economic Impact
Economically, the use of renewable resources can clearly have a big impact. This is because renewable energy development projects can increase employment opportunities, benefit material suppliers, and simultaneously revive the economy.
On the other hand, the use of renewable energy can also have a good impact in the long term because it is considered more cost efficient.
However, to realize the use of renewable energy requires a lot of investment and this often hinders the development of renewable energy.
One of the biggest impacts that will be felt in the use of renewable energy is the environmental impact. Some renewable energies such as sunlight, wind and water tend to be environmentally friendly and can reduce pollution in the form of carbon dioxide gas in the area around the plant.
However, to increase its capabilities, usually using batteries in solar PV storage. Waste batteries that are not used have the potential to become hazardous waste pollution. Therefore, it needs to be done together to recycle the battery.
In utilizing renewable energy, a different network is needed compared to the use of conventional energy. This is because renewable energies such as solar, hydro and wind are classified as unstable in terms of energy supply considering that their energy supply depends on climate and weather.
However, usually solar and wind power is off the grid, so for maximum utilization it is necessary to build a network that has the potential to increase costs.