Renewable Energy Resources

Chapter 5 - Section 2

Solar Energy

Advantages - renewable, abundant

Disadvantages - expensive, requires space

Wind

Advantages - renewable, cost effective

disadvantages - threat to wildlife, expensive to set up

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Hydroelectricity

Advantages - renewable, reliable

Disadvantages - expensive , droughts

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Biomass Energy

Advantages - carbon neutral, widely avaliable

Disadvantages - not clean, expensive

Geothermal Energy

Advantages - zero carbon, cost effective

Disadvantages - water usage, high construction cost