Flashcards in Finals: Sources of Energy Deck (10)
Flowing water creates energy that can be captured and turned into electricity.
Is power (generally electrical) produced from controlled (non-explosive) nuclear reactions.
is power extracted from heat stored in the earth.
Geothermal power - Etymology?
(from the Greek roots geo, meaning earth, and thermos, meaning heat)
is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, wind mills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships.
a renewable energy source, is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms, such as wood, waste, and alcohol fuels.
is commonly plant matter grown to generate electricity or produce heat.
Example of forest residues
Dead trees, branches and tree stumps
is produced from the unaerobic decomposition of waste
methane and carbon dioxide, biogas