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Potential applications of renewable energy sourcesThe potential of renewable sources is...

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orthlefoxxe | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM via web

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Potential applications of renewable energy sources

The potential of renewable sources is massive as they are expected to meet world’s energy demand.   Renewable energy sources are biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, wind and marine energies they can provide sustainable energy services, based on the use of routinely available, indigenous resources.  The renewable resources such as biomass, wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal can provide sustainable energy services, based on the use of routinely available, indigenous resources are attractive renewable fuel in utility boilers.

 

 Other benefits are:

    Power generation. Renewable energy provides 19% of electricity generation worldwide. Renewable power generators are spread across many countries, and wind power alone already provides a significant share of electricity in some areas

    Heating. Solar hot watermakes an important contribution to renewable heat in many countries.  Direct geothermal for heating is also growing rapidly.

    Transport fuels. Renewable biofuels have contributed to a significant decline in oil consumption in many parts of the world.  The 93 billion liters of biofuels produced worldwide in 2009 displaced the equivalent of an estimated 68 billion liters of gasoline, equal to about 5% of world gasoline production.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 28, 2012 at 5:33 PM (Answer #2)

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As I understand it, renewable engery can be used to power most anything.  The energy generally has the same application, regardless of the source.  Yet in some cases the source can be used directly for the energy needs.  For example, you can use solar panels to power your air conditioning!

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