Power from water is renewable source of energy since it can be obtained from rivers and oceans what can last for the long times to come. Hydropower includes hydro power plants or hydroelectric energy, wave energy, tidal energy, ocean energy etc.
The option of using vegetable oil as the alternative fuel has been available since quite a long ago. However, it has been considered as the viable fuel only in times of crisis and desperate need. In the present days the awareness for bidiesel has increased mainly because of high oil prices.
Biodiesel, a renewable fuel, is produced from vegetable oils and animal fats by a process called transesterification. It breaks down the molecules of vegetable oils into constituent molecules forming biodiesel as the main product and glycerin as the byproduct.
Biodiesel is one of the most promising alternate fuels for the vehicles. Biodiesel is obtained from the renewable energy resources like vegetable oil and animal fats. Biodiesel can be used in the engines of the vehicles in place of petroleum diesel. There are two popular blends of B20 and B100.
Biodiesel is an alternate fuel that can be used in place of petroleum diesel. Biodiesel is easy to use, and transition from petroleum diesel to biodiesel is smooth. Burning of biodiesel is clean and it is available easily in the market. There are many other benefits of using biodiesel.
Biomass energy is the energy obtained from the waste materials of the plants, animals and humans. The wasted material is not only utilized to produce energy, but removal of waste material helps keeping surroundings also clean. Let us see more advantages of using biomass energy source.
The thermal power plants require fossil fuels like coal and oil for their operation, while the wind power plants or wind farms don’t need such fuels. There are many more differences between thermal power plants and wind power plants, let us see a few of them.
The wind energy is available abundantly and freely, but there are many other costs associated with it. Let us see various costs associated with with wind turbines and cost of product of power.
Solar energy is being considered for a number of applications. One of the areas in which solar energy is going to make major impact in future is the automobiles. In the next five years or so we may see the solar cars running entirely on solar energy, a form of renewable energy sources.
Even at present solar energy is being used for the domestic purposes for lighting the house and running appliances. The photovoltaic cells (PV cells) convert solar energy into electrical energy, which is stored in the battery and can be used at any time.
What if I were to tell the fuel for your car can be obtained for free and in as much quantity as you want! Obviously you will laugh it off and won’t believe. But this is what the solar cars, using solar energy as the fuel promise. Lets know more about the possibilities and hindrances of this concept.
Photovoltaic cells or solar cells are comprised of layers of silicon slices joined together by wires. When sunrays fall on the photovoltaic cells electricity is generated, which is stored in a rechargeable battery and used for any application.