Energy Sources

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  • Energy Sources
    • Solar Cells- convert solar energy or energy from the sun directly to electricity. Can be used for cooking or heating water
    • Bio-fuels- are animal or plant matter used to produce thermal energy, electrical energy or used to power cars/
    • Hydroelectricity generates electricity from water behind a dam flowing down a pipe and turning a turbine to generate electricity
    • Wind turbines use kinetic energy from the wind to generate electricity.
    • Tidal power uses the rise and fall of the tides to generate electricity
    • Nuclear fuels such as uranium are used to generate electricity and as energy sources in a space craft.
    • Fossil fuels are : coal, natural gas, oil. They are used to generate electricity, power transport and heat homes.


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