JUNE 2016 EDITION
Written By: Emily Thomas
TABLE OF CONTENTS
-The Types of Renewable Energy
-How Does it Work?
-How does it work?
Types of Renewable Energy
energy that is collected from resources
which are naturally replenished on a human
There are 4 Main Types
They Will NEVER be Used Up...
Energy from wind used to turn large blades
on wind turbines.
Work best in windy Many people think
places such as they are ugly
coastlines. Cause visual and
Don't produce noise pollution
atmospheric If it is calm, no
emissions that electricity
How do they work?
Wind turbines are set on hilltops and
-The wind blows
causing the three
blades to spin.
connected to a
rotor and this spins
a generator to
Top Wind Energy States- 2012
1. Texas (1,826 MW)
2. California (1,656 MW)
3. Kansas (1,440 MW)
4. Oklahoma (1,127 MW)
5. Illinois (823 MW)
6. Iowa (814 MW)
7. Oregon (640 MW)
8. Michigan (611 MW)
9. Pennsylvania (550 MW)
10. Colorado (496 MW)
THE Solar World
Using light and heat from the sun as useful
Solar Cells on a roof top.
They are useful in sunny
places especially if a very
small amount of energy is
needed ex. watch or calculator
Solar Panels are very expensive and a lot are needed
to generate enough electricity for it to be worthwhile.
They are only useful when it is sunny and the amount
of energy produced depends on the amount of
How does it work?
Solar panels or individual solar cells are
They can be mounted on rooftops in sunny
places or even on a special base in a yard.
They will work whenever the sun shines and
make electricity that can be consumed by
Solar Farms are
Solar power is used on Earth and in Space
Steam is produced underground because of radioactive
material in rocks and is piped to the surface to turn
There are 3 Types of Geothermal
-Dry Steam-Flash Steam-Binary Cycle
A breakdown of the procedure...
Water is heated and sent through a steam turbine
where the heat energy is converted to electricity
with a generator.
Geothermal Power Plant in Reykjavik, Iceland
Companies will often offer a free estimate for your
for a 2,000 sq ft home
Savings of $1,350 per
year are predicted
Has been tapped in the UK
since Roman times.
Can also provide
geothermal electricity in your
Geothermal Energy can
provide both heating and
cooling functions for your
energy available from moving water in the
How Does It Work?
Dams trap water at high tide
After the tide goes out, gates in the dam are
Water rushes through the pipes spinning turbines.
The turbines generate electricity.
When the tide comes in the turbines spin the
It is expected that tidal stream energy capacity
could exceed 120 GW globally.
GW = Gigawatt
*More reliable than solar or wind because the sun
doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always
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