What Is Renewable Energy?

"Renewable Energy is the energy that is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly or indirectly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth." – International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewables Information 2003.

1. Solar Energy: Solar Capturing radiant energy from the sun to produce heat or electrical energy

2. Wind Power: Converting the force of the wind into mechanical or electrical energy.

3. Tidal, Wave & Marine: Current Converting the movement of water into mechanical or electrical energy.

4. Geothermal: Extracting natural heat within the earth for direct heating and/or to produce electrical energy.

5. Hydropower: Generating electrically with failing water.

6. Biomass: Burning organic matter such as wood, agricultural waste, and other organic materials to produce heat energy. Methane gas can be produced from organic wastes.

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