Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy

Chapter 5 Lesson 3

Nonrenewable Energy - Nuclear

  • Humans can form nuclear energy from Uranium nuclei to thermal energy.
  • Nuclear energy is formed by splitting relatively atoms in a controlled nuclear reaction which causes thermal energy to heat water into steam which turns a steam turbine which generates electricity - splitting an atom is usually known as - nuclear fission.
  • A nuclear reactor, or power plant, is a series of machines that can control nuclear fission to produce electricity.
  • Nuclear power plants generate 20% of the U.S electricity.
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Renewable Energy - Solar

  • Comes from the sun.
  • Solar energy comes from wind turbines that transform wind into energy - the wind blows on a wind turbine, which alone is barely anything so inside the turbine gears turn, which produces much more energy than originally.
  • Can be used for heat and electricity.
  • It takes light 10 minutes to travel to the Earth, even though the sun is 90 million miles away.
  • The solar panel industries have come up with solar thin film, which is printed in rolls and reduces the installation and cost, and opens up more opportunity's or placement.
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