Sun, Wind, and Water Energy
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energy from sources that are replenished over short time scales or that are perpetually available
sustainable energy source
energy sources that are renewable and have a low environmental impact
energy contained in the motion of air across Earth's surface
the wind turbines in Samso are connected to a generator that converts ______ energy into ______.
the state that is the leading producer in wind energy
what is the most popular source of sustainable energy?
energy harnessed from the Sun in the form of heat or light
PV cells (solar cells)
active solar technologies that convert solar energy directly into electricity
PV cells were located in ______ in Samso
solar thermal systems
an active technology that captures solar energy for heating
passive solar technologies
the capture of solar energy (heat or light) without any electronic or mechanical assistance.
types of energies that are expensive
the heat stored underground, contained in either rocks or fluids
type of energy found in volcanoes
geothermal heat pump
a system that actively moves heat from the underground into a house to warm it or removes heat from a house to cool it
is it cold or hot in a cave?
_______ reservoirs are areas in Earth's crust that hold heat energy in the form of water, either as steam or liquid
provides more electricity around the world than any other renewable resource
indirect forms of solar power
the most common way to generate hydropower
loss of ___ and ___ destruction from flooding was a problem faced to create dams and reservoirs
energy that moves tides, power from the ocean
alternative energy source that is renewable, produces greenhouse gases(bad), and not sustainable
alternative energy source that produces toxic wastes and in nonrenewable, and it the solution to fossil fuel dependence
time to save enough money to pay for the equipment