An_Overview_Of_Solar_Energy_And_Other_Renewable_Energy_Sources by georgetitan

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An Overview Of Solar Energy And Other Renewable Energy Sources

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Summary:
When we talk about renewable energy we are referring to power that
delivers energy from resources that will not be depleted because of our
use of them. Renewable energy is an alternative to non-renewable fossil
fuel energy for reasons other than the factor of non-depletion.

One basic benefit of renewable energy, and the reason environmentalists
all over the globe are advocate its use, is that it does give off
greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants as do the by-prod...


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Article Body:
When we talk about renewable energy we are referring to power that
delivers energy from resources that will not be depleted because of our
use of them. Renewable energy is an alternative to non-renewable fossil
fuel energy for reasons other than the factor of non-depletion.

One basic benefit of renewable energy, and the reason environmentalists
all over the globe are advocate its use, is that it does give off
greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants as do the by-products of
burning fossil fuel for energy. Renewable energy such as solar power,
water power and wind power, while the widespread discussion of which is
new, are anything but new.

In both newly developing and highly developed countries wind, sun and
water have long been used as power sources, though not to the extent of
providing the primary energy source for large metropolitan communities.

The mass production of such renewable energy is become commonplace in
recent years as more and more people come to realize how climate is
changing due to the pollution of fossil fuel gases, due to the exhaustion
of the availability of these fossil fuels and the political and social
concerns of energy sources such as nuclear power.

Many countries and non-profit environmentally-conscious organizations are
encouraging the use of renewable energy sources by passing legislation on
tax incentives for their use and subsidies to offset the added expense of
converting from fossil fuel to renewable energy.

The flow of renewable energy involves phenomena that occur naturally in
our world. Tides, sunlight, wind and heat derived by geothermal
occurrences all provide renewable energy. Each of these energy sources is
unique both in where we can use them and how.
Most technology that converts renewable energy into power sources we can
use are powered at least in part by the Sun if not directly at least
indirectly. The earths atmospheric system stays in such equilibrium that
the heat that it gives off radiates into space to an amount equal to the
radiation that comes to earth from the sun.

The result of this energy level within the atmosphere is roughly
translated to the climate of the earth. The water of the earth, also
referred to its hydrosphere, absorbs a lot of the radiation that comes to
us from the sun.

Most of the radiation gets absorbed at the lower latitudes of the earth
that exist around the equator. This energy gets dissipated all around the
globe, however, in the form of ocean and wind currents.

The motion of the ocean waves might have a role in transference of
mechanical energy between the ocean and the earths atmosphere by way of
wind stress. Solar energy also provides the means by which precipitations
is distributed and then tapped by hydroelectric energy projects as well
as plant growth that then creates biofuels.

								
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