Renewable resources

By: Bayley

solar power

General info. - Solar power harnesses the power of the sun to power homes.


Facts about solar power -

1.) The solar technology can be distinguished into active and passive.

2.)The earth gets 174 petawatts of incoming solar radiation in the upper atom sphere


Benefits of Solar power

1.) its renewable resource

2.) requires little maintenance

3.) You will never run out of it

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nuclear power

General info.

1.) Nuclear energy comes from uranium, a nonrenewable resource that must be mined.

2.) EVERY 18 to 24 months, a power plant must shut down to remove its spent uranium fuel,which becomes radioactive waste.

3.) Nuclear power plants generate about 20% of U.S. electricity

4.) Nuclear energy is being used in more than 30 countries around the world powers Mars rovers.



Facts about

Powers mars rovers

nuclear power is used in more than 30 countries

20% of US electricity


Benefits of Nuclear energy

1.) Relatively low cost

2.)Base load energy

3.)low pollution

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geothermal energy

General info.

1.) its heat from the earth

2.) Hot dry rock resources occur at depths of 3 to 5 miles everywhere beneath the Earth's surface

3.) Water temperatures get greater than 360 degrees F (182 degrees C)


Facts about geothermal energy

1.) Provides power for 25% of Europe's population

2.) flexible renewable energy

3.) has cooling functions

4.) Geothermal energy is affordable


Benefits of Geothermal energy

1.) its affordable

2.) it benefits the government

3.) helps developing countries

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biodiesel

General info.

1.) its a vegetable oil

2.) vegetable oil or animal-fat based diesel fuel

3.) fatty acid esters


Facts about biodiesel

1.) used for many different things

2.) can clean up oil spills

3.) used to power trains

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hydro power

General info.

1.) takes the current of a river and turns it in to power

2.) its the most important renewable resource we have

3.) Good efficiency


facts

1.) most used renewable resource for power

2.) produces power from the energy of moving water

3.) This type of energy source as been used for many centuries


benefits
1.) Sustainable fuel source

2.) flood control

3.) irrigation

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tidal power

General info.

Tidal energy is the generation of clean electricity by harnessing potential energy fo the shifting water in ocean tides

Facts about tidal power

1.) tidal power is considered a renewable resource

2.) its power harnessed from tidal waves

3.) tidal power changes the sedimentation

Benefits about tidal power

1.) its not visable

2.) low cost

3.) low mantinens

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wind power

General info.

turns wind into electricity


facts about wind power

1.) 20 stories high

2.) 45% of US electricity

3.) nonpolutaint


benefits of wind power

1.) its a renewable resource

2.)cheap once up

3.) renewable resource

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biomass

General info. - Biomass is living or recently dead


Biomass is living or recently dead biological matter that can be used for fuel or industrial production.


Facts

1.) 4.9% of US electricity

2.) 45 cents per gallon

3.) 15 billion gallons are corn based


benefits


1.)cheap

2.)easy to make

3.) fuel effitient

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