Renewable energy

I will be telling you about the renewable energies.

Solar Power

Power that is harnessed and turned into energy from the sun.

Solar power has amazing potential. If we were to add up the amount of solar energy that is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere, land, and oceans it would add up to approximately 3,850,000 EJ (Exajoules). Some of the benefits of using this kind of energy is that it will be renewable for quite some time plus it stops putting harmful chemicals into rivers and into the atmosphere and stops using up fossil fuels.

Nuclear Energy

heat that is released from from an atom during a nuclear reaction called fission. every 18 to 24 months a nuclear plant is shut down to remove its spent uranium waste which by now has turned into radioactive waste. some of the benefits of using this powering method is that it stops using fossil fuels but still uses uranium which is a nonrenewable substance.

Geothermal Energy

Energy from heat derived from the earth's interior.

Geothermal power is clean, reliable and cost effective but its availability is often limited to areas near tectonic plate boundaries. As of 1010, 24 countries around the world use geothermal power to generate electricity while around 70 use it for various forms of heating. One of the benefits of using this energy is that the earth will always be heated as long as it stays going it will always be a renewable energy just like solar power.

Biodiesel

A biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel. Biodiesel is made by modifying the chemical structure of natural vegetable and animal oils. Biodiesel also burns significantly cleaner than diesel fuel and is nearly carbon neutral and biodiesel is non-toxic Biodiesel has a much higher lubricity than diesel fuel resulting in longer engine life and cleaner fuel injection components. One of the benefits of using this renewable energy is that biodiesel will pretty much always be renewable.

Hydropower

Hydropower is electricity from water being pushed through turbines.

Hydroelectric power provides almost one-fifth of the world's electricity.

One of the benefits of using this energy is that it is the cheapest way to generate electricity.

Tidal Power

Tidal Power is the use of the rise and fall of tides involving very large volumes of water at low heads to generate electric power. The tide moves a huge amount of water twice each day and although the tidal energy supply is reliable and plentiful, converting it into useful electrical power is not easy. One benefit of using this type of power is there will always be tides so we can always have tidal power.




Wind Power

Wind power is power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind.

Wind turbines are big. A wind turbine blade can be up to 260 feet long, and a turbine tower can be over 328 feet tall taller than the Statue of Liberty.

One of the benefits of using this power is that there will pretty much always be wind somewhere so we will have lots of power.