There are many different types of renewable energy resources that can be used. These include wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy etc. renewable energy sources have immense impairments, for example, having to use all of the assets to produce a wind plant, or utilizing a lot of area to have huge amounts of solar panels. But, one of the advantages of these renewable resources is that they can restock themselves and can be used as many times as necessary. An energy source that does not destroy the environment and is not dangerous to people’s health is the top concern. Transitioning of renewable resources may be tough at first, but in the long run, the outcome is positive and extremely beneficial. Increasing the use of alternate sources proves to be a major way in preserving our planet. One of the easiest and cheapest ways of producing energy is through wind. Wind energy is cheap. Furthermore, dissimilar to fossil fuels, it does not add to the harmful wastes and does not cause global warming. By building the wind turbines near to the oceans or sea, we could produce three times as much energy than we require. The utilization of wind power in the UK might be an exceptional thought as it is the windiest country. We can effectively get it and is more terrific in the winter months. The wind could easily provide us with clean and natural energy yet, for that to happen we might need to make a few sacrifices, for example, surrendering our beaches and losing fantastic locations. 75% of people in the UK are ready to do this so that sometime later, wind energy could supply us with a substantial rate of energy. Another commonly used source of energy is the solar energy. The sun is the main source of solar energy. The sun is a very powerful energy source that is made up of hydrogen gas which converts hydrogen to helium. Nuclear energy is the result of their conversion. We use this energy in two separate ways. The most widely recognized utilization is the storage of heat. A solar panel can change sunlight into heat. In this process, the base of the solar panel is darkened to retain as much heat as possible. A glass secured water pipe then loops up along the side of the solar panel. When its sunny, the water in the channel is heated up and this hot water might be stored in a tank. Another use of solar energy is the conversion of sunlight to electric energy. Solar cells are typically made of silicon which can be found in sand. When sunlight strikes a solar cell, it liberates electrons from silicon particles, these electrons move away. Electricity is the movement of electrons from one place to another, so every cell produces a little measure of electricity. Now-a-days, solar energy is used in calculators and watches. They use solar cells for their functioning. People are also using electric cars today. Tesla is an example. The advantages of solar energy are huge. It is a renewable energy source, so will not run out. It is cost effective because it is natural. No transportation or storage is needed because none is required. It has few disadvantages such as, it requires a large surface area for its installation. Since this energy is obtained from sun, cells can generate energy only during the day time. Some…
Renewable Energy Sources
Energy sources can be classified into two types: renewable and nonrenewable. Nonrenewable resources, such as fossil fuels and nuclear material, are removed from the earth and can be depleted. These resources have been the most used type of energy in the modern era. Renewable energy is also known as alternative energy source which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water and geothermal heat. In the early part of the twenty-first century, renewable…
Energy Crisis in the U.K
By Matthew Chisholm. S/N 586188
Energy Crisis in the U.K
Britain is in a state of crisis. Energy concerns are more expensive than ever and plans going forward look bleak. In 2012 43% of our energy requirements came from coal fired power stations- the dirtiest form of electricity production on the planet. It was a record year for coal and well above the 30% recorded in 2012.
Coal fired power stations are able to produce massive amounts of…
Renewable energy comes in many forms but you need to consider the following:
• Solar power
• Wind energy
• Wave energy
• Tidal energy
The Video that you have watched (Renewable Energy – Clip View) has given you an introduction. The basics about each are in your textbook and below but you are going to study one in detail. Your work for this week will comprise of:
In your Appendix booklet, you have a great many resources on renewable energy…
Off-Grid Renewable Energy Applications- World Wide
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
About 1.4 billion urban and rural households around the world remain without electricity access today. 85% of these households are in rural areas and find it geographically challenging to beneﬁt from grid-connected electricity for power supply. In the developing countries, rural areas mainly rely on inconvenient non-commercial resources like wood, agricultural residues…
method of generating green electricity. Ocean energy is a predictable and abundant source of energy, which has been estimated as able to supply approximately ten per cent of the world’s electricity, needs.
But many wave energy systems act in opposition to their environment and must withstand extreme conditions, making them expensive to manufacture and prone to damage.
Dr Finnigan says the design has three potential benefits over other ocean energy systems: lower cost, improved survivability…
It is generally agreed that the enhanced deployment of renewable energies sources (RES)
is a crucial measure for the improvement
of environmental protection and the enhanced
security of energy supply. In this context, the European Union has set defined objectives
within the Green Paper “Towards a European strategy for the security of energy supply”
from 1997 to increase the share of renewable
energy of total energy consumption from
6 % in 1997 to 12 % in 2010 (EU15).
Type and Name
e.g. Newspaper: ‘The Times’
Comments (Usefulness/Key pages/key quotes/bias)
Developing Onshore Shale Gas and Oil Facts about Fracking
-Useful for facts not opinions
-Tends to be in favour of fracking. Too opinionated
German’s renewable energy sector is amongst the most innovative and successful in the world today. Due to Germany’s strong political will to implement their “Energiewende” concept over the next 40 years, the growth of renewable energy sectors, such as biomass fuels, and the level and stability of the return on investment in German renewable energy, American investors should immediately consider providing capital and direct investments in order for Germany to pave the way in the renewable energy field…
Whenever you conserve energy you not only save money, you also reduce the demand of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Less burning of fossil fuels also means lower emissions of CO2, the primary contributor to global warming, and other pollutants.
Energy Conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation doesn’t differ from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a constant service. This means…