Energy Resources

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  • Created on: 08-11-18 13:34
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  • Energy Resources
    • Fossil Fuels
      • fuel burns to make steam to turn turbine
        • non-renewable
        • high power output
        • uses chemical energy
        • cheap, safe transport, high calories
        • finite, CO2 emission, sulphur dioxide emission
    • Solar
      • light creates current in panel and that makes energy
        • renewable
        • output dependent on weather
        • uses nuclear energy
        • no pollution, uses batteries
        • initially costly, space-consum8ing
    • Hydroelectric
      • water falls from reservoir down penstock and force turns turbine
        • renewable
        • medium power output
        • uses gravitational potential energy
        • clean, easily controlled
        • hinders habitatas, affected by drought
    • Water waves
      • generator on top of wave and impact makes energy
        • renewable
        • low power output
        • uses kinetic energy
        • green, long lifetime
        • costly, unreliable
    • Nuclear Fuel
      • uranium 235 fission releases heat to make steam
        • non-renewable
        • very high power output
        • uses nuclear energy
        • no emissions, long life, low fuel cost
        • radioactive waste, high build cost, timely reactions
    • Wind
      • wind turns turbine to generator
        • renewable
        • very low power ouput
        • uses kinetic energy
        • cost effective, domestic
        • noisy, land not profitable
    • Geothermal
      • uses heat from earth's core to make steam for turbines
        • renewable
        • medium power ouput
        • uses thermal energy
        • efficient, no emissions
        • costly, lots of land needed
    • Tidal
      • underwater turbines turned
        • renewable
        • potentially high power output
        • uses kinetic energy
        • green, predictable
        • costly, hinders habitats
    • Bio-fuel
      • Ethanol
        • made through fermentation
      • Biodiesel
        • made through transesterification
      • renewable
      • uses chemical energy
      • medium power output
      • carbon neutral, sustainable, fuel security
      • costly, hinders soil quality,

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