Renewable Energy Sources

Vocabulary on Renewable Energy Sources
solar panels
converts sun's energy into electricity
renewable energy
energy from sources that are constantly being formed; wind, solar, water, Earth's heat
geothermal energy
energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth
tidal power
Electricity generated by the movement of sea water caused by the tides
wave power
Is electrical power produced from ocean waves that is used to turn an electrical generator
wind turbines
machines that convert energy of wind into electricity
wave farm
a collection of machines designed to generate electricity by harnessing the kinetic energy of sea waves
electricity produced by water power
radiant energy
energy that is transmitted in the form of (electromagnetic) radiation
natural materials from living or recently dead plants, trees and animals, used as fuel and in industrial production, especially in the generation of electricity
environmentally friendly
not harmful to the environment
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
natural gas condensed under high pressures and stored in metal cylinders
Greenhouse effect
the warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of Earth as a result of the process in which certain gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor) trap sunlight energy in Earth's atmosphere as heat
Global Warming
an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
Nuclear power
power produced by the splitting of atoms