Conversion of renewable energy sources

For hydropower, development is expected to be largely restricted to efforts to deal better with environmental and social impacts. This could lead to emphasis on smaller, cascading schemes instead of the very large dam installations seen in the past. Still, the basic technology must be considered as fully developed, and as the cost of environmentally sound hydro schemes is rarely lower than that of fossil plants, the expansion rate of hydropower globally has slowed to nearly zero. There are still possible new sites available, and if social acceptance can be regained after the disasters of the past (flooding the homes of hundreds of thousands people and destroying treasures of cultural heritage - most recently in Turkey), then environmentally integrated hydro could add a further substantial amount to global renewable energy supply.

In the case of wind turbines, a further development along current trends, particularly in materials, will allow somewhat larger horizontal axis turbines to be built. Although other wind conversion techniques could become viable, the success of the horizontal axis concept is likely to keep it in a leading po

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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