Physical Factors of Energy Supply, page 259

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  • Physical Factors of Energy Supply
    • Limited Locations
      • Deposits of fossil fuels are in high demand but are only available from a limited number of locations.
    • Hydroelectric Development Requirements
      • High Precipitation
      • Major steep-sided valleys
      • Impermeable rock
    • Large Power Station Requirements
      • Flat land
      • Geologically stable foundations
    • Solar Power Requirements
      • Large number of days in a year with strong sunlight
    • Wind Power Requirements
      • High average wind speeds throughout the year
    • Tidal Power Station Requirements
      • Very large tidal range.
    • Availability of biomass varies widely due to climatic conditions.


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