We already know that the use of electricity, gas and coal are all resources that we may eventually run out of. These are the non-renewable resources that we rely heavily on today to do many things, including supplying us with power, heating our homes, businesses and schools and more. But it is important to incorporate or transition to renewable resources now if we are to be a success at living green and preserve our natural resources.
When we use all the non-renewable resources up and there are no more to gather, then what? What we have to rely on in the future is renewable resources. These resources are all resources that offer us an abundant supply and will never run out. They recharge and allow us to enjoy them again and again. Some of the renewable resources consist of Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Hydropower. What do they do and how do they help us with solar power? Let’s find out.
Solar refers to the solar energy that we get everyday either directly or indirectly from the sun. Solar energy can be used for several things, such as heating, electricity to home, schools, businesses, or buildings, heating water, cooling and ventilation.
Wind helps the suns heat down to earth. When the wind combines with the heat of the sun, it causes evaporation. When the water turns into precipitation it produces energy that can then be captured by hydropower.
Geothermal looks toward the inner parts of the earth for heat and can be used for power, heating, and cooling.
Hydropower takes energy from flowing water and captures it turning it into electricity. Hydropower is very complicated and requires a great deal of technology in order to successfully accumulate energy from water.
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