Advantages and Disadvantages

to different types of energy

Solar Energy

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Advantages

  • Renewable
  • Electricity
  • Water Heating
  • Lighting

Disadvantages

  • Not usable during the night
  • Just over 20% of sun rays are made into electricity
  • Solar Panels have to be facing the sun to gather electricity

Wind

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Advantages

  • Captured easily
  • Doesn't pollute
  • Saves resources

Disadvantages

  • Sound
  • Shadow flicker
  • Only works when the wind blows

Hydroelectricity

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Advantages

  • Doesn't use water
  • Can be used 24/7, as long as the source doesn't run dry
  • Doesn't create any waste byproducts
  • Dam can close to conserve energy

Disadvantages

  • Expensive to make dams
  • Hard to make a profit because of the size
  • Floods can cause destruction of land, animals, and people

Geothermal

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Advantages

  • Saves money
  • Reduces reliance on fossil fuels
  • Direct use

Disadvantages

  • High intallation costs
  • Can run out of steam
  • May release harmful gases

Biomass

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Advantages

  • Renewable
  • Reduce landfills
  • Used to create different products

Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Harmful to the environment
  • Consumes more fuel
  • Requires a lot of land