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Facts about Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources, which are renewable. There are five main forms of renewable energy: solar, wind, water, biofuel and geothermal (heat from the earth)

It is could be properly harnessed, enough sunlight falls on the earth in just one hour to meet world energy demands for a whole year!


Ever the innovator, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his ground-breaking experiments with solar power and photovoltaics


The geothermal energy from the core of the Earth is close to the surface in some areas than others. Where hot underground steam or water can be tapped and brought to the surface it can be used to generate electricity.


Water is the most commonly used renewable energy resource all over the world, known as Hydro-Electric power.


Those clever old Romans not only gave us the modern drainage system and many of our roads, they were also among the first to use geothermal energy to heat houses


Silicon from just one ton of sand, used in photovoltaic cells, could produce as much electricity as burning 500,000 tons of coal.

 

Information adapted from The Independant website article 14th July 2007

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