By: Ryan Haack
Solar Energy is the only source of renewable energy.
California has the largest solar power plant.
Photovoltaic Panels (solar panels) are mainly composed of silicon.
Increase your home value.
Solar power is easy to get.
Its better than other power for the environment.
General Information- Nuclear energy is heat that is released from an atom during a nuclear reaction. It is frequently used to generate electricity.
Every 2 year the nuclear power plant shuts down to go through cleaning cycle which allows the removal of radioactive waste.
Interesting Facts- In some parts of Iceland, hot water runs from geothermal power plants under pavements and roads to help melt ice.
Reduce reliance on fossil fuels
Interesting Facts- Biodiesel is a relatively clean-burning fuel that can replace the non-renewable petro diesel. Biodiesel is considered readily biodegradable under ideal conditions and non-toxic.
Interesting Facts- Tides are caused by the gravitational forces between the moon and earth.
Tidal turbines are located beneath the ocean surface and cannot be seen or heard.
Interesting Facts- Hydropower is the oldest power sources.
Doesn't pollute but the construction of the dams can affect natural systems.
Fueled by water.
The hydropower facilities can quickly go from zero power to maximum output.
Interesting Facts- Wind mills were first developed in China.
A single wind turbine can power 500 homes.
American wind power is a $10 billion a year industry.
As of May 2014, the United States is home to 46,000 operating wind turbines.
Clean source of power
Biomass is all plant and animal matter.
Biomass can be used to make an energy-rich gas called biogas.
Biomass is part of the carbon cycle.
Biomass is not fossilized material.
Reduces need for fossil fuels.
Produce oxygen and use up carbon.
The use of waste material reduce landfill disposal and makes more space for everything else.