Renewable Energy Resources

Chapter 5

Solar Energy

Advantages--clean,no pollution

Disadvantages--Sun doesn't shine 24 hours a day,solar panels stop producing light

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Wind energy

Advantages--Clean fuel source,no fuel cost

Disadvantages--Renewable resources,noisy farms

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Hydroelectric Energy

Advantages--other energy sources,doesnt "use" water.

Disadvantages--Not big enough,very expensive

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Geothermal Energy

Advantages--When steam is used it can be put back into the ground; clean energy

Disadvantages--It always has to be warm; find somewhere with hot rocks

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Biomass

Advantages--renewable,cheap

Disadvantages--Agriculture waste wont be available,difficult to store

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