Biomass materials can be obtained from a number of sources. All the wasted plants materials, wood, garbage, wasted paper etc are the sources of biomass materials. The energy obtained from biomass is called as biomass energy.
Alternative fuels are here to stay — at least the efforts are on. There are lots of options for us to choose from but each of these options have their disadvantages and advantages. So what alternative fuels look promising?
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.
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.
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.
Solar cooker is the safe and clean way of cooking food. It uses solar energy as the fuel, which is freely and abundantly available. It is being promoted in number of countries to prevent deforestation and also the pollution created by fossil fuels.
Energy is a vital need of all human beings and can be obtained from renewable and non-renewable sources, which are depleting at a fast rate.