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Types of Renewable Energy Resources
1. Solar Energy
Solar energy is the primary and one of the best renewable energy resources among all other types of renewable energy. In solar energy, sunlight needs and it is available in every place. The amount of sunlight which is stored in one hour is enough for the total energy of the whole planet for one year. Solar energy is now used to operate vehicles by using solar panels. It also reduces environmental pollution.
The main advantage of using solar energy is it can be used from any location of the planet. The demand for solar energy is increasing day by day in some countries like USA, UK, India, Bangladesh, etc.
2. Wind Energy
Wind energy is that type of renewable energy which is second largest, and the usage of wind energy is just after solar energy. Wind energy plant is used in the coastal areas and deserts because the wind speed of those areas are higher than other areas.
Here, turbines drive generators which generate electricity and after that electricity will be supplied to the cities. Wind turbines is only constructed for commercial purpose, and it is not constructed for personal property or personal usage.
3. Hydro Energy
Hydro energy is the most commercially profitable renewable energy in all other renewable energy. The generating of hydro energy is very easy and economical because you just need to construct a dam or reservoir, or a barrier to store a huge amount of water, then you drive turbines through the power of water and generate electricity by driving a generator.
Hydro energy is very much reliable than solar energy or wind energy. This is the only type of renewable energy which can be stored because if you store the water, then you indirectly store the energy, so when the electricity demand is high, then you can use this energy according to the requirement. The one disadvantage of this energy is the initial cost of hydro energy is too much high.
4. Tidal Energy
Tidal energy is a modern type of renewable energy which is very popular nowadays. In tidal energy, the energy is stored in two times per day. Tidal energy is one type of hydro energy because tide comes two times per day in a river. But if the tide is not so much strong, then the electricity generation is also very low.
5. Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy is another type of renewable energy. Geothermal energy is stored in the earth, and it is generally for heating purposes of homes. Geothermal energy is a less important energy which is widely used the countries like UK, Iceland, etc.
6. Biomass Energy
Biomass energy is the last type of renewable energy, which is basically the conversion of solid turns to electricity. In biomass energy, It includes organic compounds to generate electricity. Biomass energy is the most efficient and clean process. Biomass energy requires lowest cost energy and economical type of renewable energy.
What Are Renewable Energy Resources?
Renewable energy resources mean those natural energies which are never finished, which are sustainable, which are endless. Renewable energies are alternative energies because we generally use non-renewable energies as our primary energies. Renewable energies are the substitute of non-sustainable energy like coal energy, petroleum, etc.
Examples of renewable energies are-
- Solar energy
- Wind energy
- Tidal energy
- Biomass energy
- Geothermal energy
- Hydro energy
Why Use Renewable Energy Resources?
There are various reasons are there for using renewable energy resources, those are in the following-
1. Better for the Environment
All the non-renewable energies are produced from fossil fuels, and those products damage the whole environment very much. These are the main cause of the increase global warming. Due to global warming, icebergs melt the seal level is rising day by day.
Renewable energies are more recycled and sustainable products, and it does not harm the surrounding environment. That’s why renewable energy provides a better atmosphere for living.
2. Better for Human Health
Burning of fossil uses will increase the hydrocarbon and particulate matter density in the surrounding air. But if we use renewable energies like solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, etc, then the particulate matter density will reduce, and the air pollution will also decreased because renewable energies do not harm the environment.
3. Energy in Abundance
We need to use renewable energy because there are plenty amount of renewable resources. But in non-renewable resources like coal, it will definitely finished one day then, you can not produce any further energy from that.
4. Cheaper to Run
We use renewable energies because the cost of renewable energy is very low, so everyone can afford it easily. The initial cost of the renewable energy equipment are very much costly but after that it will easily be affordable for others. So, those are main reasons why we use renewable energy resources.