Energy Resources

Chapter 5 - Section 2

Solar Energy

The Advantages are:

  • not only sustainable for energy consumption
  • indefinitely renewable.


The disadvantages are:

  • sun doesn't shine 24 hours a day
  • When the sun goes down or is heavily shaded

Wind Energy

The advantages are:


  • It's a clean fuel source
  • Wind energy doesn't pollute the air



Disadvantages:


  • wind farms are noisy and may spoil the view
  • Cost a lot of money to make

Hydroelectric Energy

Advantages are:

  • a clean fuel source
  • won't pollute the air


Disadvantages are:

  • environment is affected by some means then all the animals
  • plants and human beings are also affected

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Geothermal Energy

Advantages:

  • Geothermal energy is renewable energy
  • can be pumped back into the ground.


Disadvantages:

  • Can hurt people
  • Kills plant and animals

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Biomass

advantages:

  • part of the carbon cycle
  • absorbed into plants during photosynthesis

Disadvantages:

  • Expensive
  • Require More Land

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