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2 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 What are renewable energy sources? Renewable energy resources will not run out because they can easily be generated anew. The photograph shows a dam built for the generation of hydroelectric power. Other examples of renewable energy resources are: wind power solar power tidal power biomass
3 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 How can the wind generate electricity?
4 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 There are a number of methods of generating electricity from the Sun’s energy. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity directly. They are used on some new houses and also on calculators. Mirrors can be used to focus sunlight onto pipes containing water. The hot water drives a generator. How is solar energy used? Passive solar heaters heat water directly using sunlight. Why are they black?
5 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 Other renewable energy sources What other forms of renewable energy are there? Geothermal energy uses heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface to create steam. This is then used to power turbines. Biomass fuels are made of processed plant remains and are used in the same way as fossil fuels. More crops are grown to replace those used. Tidal currents can be used to generate electricity. The moving water is forced through turbines, which generate electricity. Waves can generate electricity by causing buoys to rise and fall. This kinetic energy is converted to electrical energy.
6 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 Other renewable energy sources
7 of 7© Boardworks Ltd 2008 Renewable energy: summary
RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY.
Without energy nothing happens.
Energy Resources Renewable and Non Renewable.
Alternate Energy Sources Chapter 4.2 At the present rate of consumption of fossil fuels, we will run out in 170 years.
What are some renewable energy resources?
Renewable Energy Sources 1A2 Geography 29 th September 2014.
2.Alternative Energy Sources
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Sources
Alternative Energy. Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels are a very efficient way to produce energy! However… – Burning Fossil fuels creates POLLUTION. – Coal mining.
1 of 6© Boardworks Ltd 2013 Energy Resources. 2 of 6© Boardworks Ltd 2013 What are energy resources? An energy resource is anything that can be used to.
Agree Disagree 1._______ ________ 2._______ ________ 3._______ ________ 5._______ ________ 4._______ ________ The heat from inside Earth can be used to.
Renewable Forms of Energy (Also called Alternative Energy or Sustainable Energy)
Alternative energy 5 th grade Science. Hydroelectricity Uses moving water to turn the turbines of a generator to create electricity Hydro- water Electricity-
Wind energy – energy generated from the movement of air Wind moves through a wind turbine which turns an electric generator converting.
Energy Resources Nonrenewable.
Energy Sources: Part 2 Energy Sources: Part 2 Renewable Sources of Energy Renewable Sources of Energy.
Renewable energy resources are the sources that can be replaced / generated at the same rate that they are being utilised.
Section 3: Renewable Energy
15.3 Energy Resources.
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