FAM CARIBBEAN GROUP JSC

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "FAM CARIBBEAN GROUP JSC"

Transcription

1 JSC WE BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS, YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS JSC FAM CARIBBEAN GROUP - CO-OWNER PRODUCERS & BROKER * HELPS YOU TO BUILD * GIVES YOU COUNSEL * HELPS YOU FIND FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS * OFFERING COOPERATION ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS : E N E R G I E S

2 1. Solar Energy- TO US EACH PROJECT IS AN EXLUSIVE Solar energy is an alternative energy source that involves harnessing the radiant light energy emitted by the sun and converting it into electricity or heat. Many people use terms solar energy and solar power as synonyms though this isn't exactly the same because term solar power means conversion of sunlight into electricity (photovoltaic). Solar energy has different solar technologies. It can be converted to electricity or heat in two ways :

3 WE BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS, YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS Photovoltaic - the word photovoltaic is a combination of the words photo, which means light, and voltaic, which refers to the production of electricity. Photovoltaic technology generates electricity directly from sunlight (energy). A number of solar cells electrically connected to one another and mounted in a frame is called a photovoltaic module. A photovoltaic cell is a specially treated wafer of silicon, sandwiched between two thin contact plates. The top contact is positively charged and the back contact is negatively charged, making it a semiconductor. That semiconductor absorbs photons of light and release electrons. When free electrons are captured, electric current results that can be used as electricity.

4 Photovoltaic is a very rapidly growing global technology. Homeowners, businesses, governments, local bodies, and non-profit organisations throughout the world use Photovoltaic (PV) panels to provide electricity for their needs. Users are found in rural, suburban and urban areas. Solar thermal - at the core of a solar thermal system is the solar collector fitted at an optimal angle on a roof. It transforms the sunlight into heated fluid contained in it to very high temperatures. This fluid is then transferred via the pipes to the storage tank and stored there. There are also collectors which directly heat the air. Those systems circulate the air through collectors and transfer large part of energy onto the air. Later, that air returns itself to a heated chamber maintaining the chamber's temperature.

5 Where to use solar systems? A fundamental factor which determines availability of solar radiation is the climate formed by geographical factors, such as: latitude, size of lands and seas, sea tides, height above sea level, land formation. In order to determine opportunities of using solar radiation energy, the following fundamental parameters should be defined along with their distribution in time: insolation (number of hours of sunshine), irradiation of horizontal and sloped surface, structure of solar radiation. Why use solar systems Solar energy can be utilized for varied applications: Residential purpose - for heating the water with the help of solar heater. The PV can be installed on the roof of the residential home to collect the solar energy which is then used to warm the water. Solar energy can also be used in producing the electricity. Batteries will store energy captured in day time and supply power in night. Solar energy can be utilized for Residential purpose.

6 WE BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS, YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS 2.Wind Energy- TO US EACH PROJECT IS AN EXLUSIVE Wind is air in horizontal motion across the Earth s surface. Wind is caused by differences in pressure, where the air is accelerated from higher to lower pressure. Wind is a product of sunlight pure solar energy. Wind power comes from the conversion of wind energy (the kinetic energy of air in motion) into an useful form of energy such as using wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or sails to propel ships. To convert kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy (e.g. to produce electricity) a device called wind turbine is used. Wind turbines have blades, which are rotated by the power of wind. These turbines can rotate about horizontal or vertical axis.

7 The horizontal-axis wind turbines look like huge but slim windmills and have an electric generator with blades mounted on top of a tower. Wind towers need to be very high to catch the wind with the highest velocity. Vertical axis turbines have two or three blades that spin around a vertical, or upright, shaft. Key advantage of vertical wind turbine is the fact that it does not need to be pointed into the wind to be effective. Vertical axis turbines produce less electricity than horizontal axis turbines because blades are closer to the ground where the wind is slowed down by obstacles, such as trees.

8 Why use wind turbines? Wind is an abundant and reliable source of energy. There is only one-time installation cost for setting up a wind generator - afterwards the electricity produced by the wind turbine is free. Wind turbines use an extremely robust technology, which is designed for both local and remote operation and requires only periodic maintenance. The use of wind energy has fewer environmental impacts than using many other energy sources. It does not cause emission of greenhouse gases or other pollutants. A wind turbine has a small physical footprint relative to the amount of electricity it can produce. Where to use wind turbines? As a rule, wind speed increases with altitude and over open areas that have no windbreaks. Good sites for wind plants are the tops of smooth, rounded hills, open plains or shorelines, and mountain gaps that produce wind funnelling. Wind speed changes during the day and in different months and seasons. Study of wind conditions in a specific area consists of the identification of two of its main characteristics: speed and direction.

9 The base for construction of wind power plant is a credible wind feasibility study. This is a detailed study into all of the key issues that determine whether a site is suitable for wind development. It includes among other things estimation of the minimum energy that a plant set on a mast of a given height and at a given place can produce. Wind measurement (12 month period is recommended) is carried out with a survey mast of a given height. Wind power plants usually use wind speeds in the 4 to 25 m/s range. Wind power at speeds lower than 4 m/s is considered small. At speeds greater than 25 m/s wind power plant is stopped due to safety reasons. In case of small wind power plants wind measurement is carried out at the place chosen for the location of small wind turbine. The measurements take no less than three months and are finished if results are consistent with the general trend of wind conditions in the study area. FACTS: Wind turbines produce from less than 1 MW to around 5 MW per unit in commercial models. Nuclear reactors used for power production range from around600 MW to around 1300 MW. Assuming that wind turbine produces average 2MW, 433 wind turbines is needed to equal the nuclear plant's capacity if the wind is to blow 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

10 What are potential obstacles? The main limitation of wind power is that no electricity is produced when the wind is not blowing. Moreover, wind energy plants (like solar collectors) require massive amounts of land. It takes 20 times as much land to produce each kilowatt of electricity on a wind farm as it does in a conventional natural gas or coal-fired power plant. Wind turbines are noisy. Each one can generate the same level of noise as a family car traveling. The blades of wind turbines can hit birds who attempt to fly between them. Wind power is a relatively difficult environmental integration that can affect aesthetics of landscape.

11 WE BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS, YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS * TO US EACH PROJECT IS AN EXLUSIVE* 3. Hydropower On the Earth there is ca. 1.4 billion km 3 of water. It is an enormous amount which is a potential source of energy. Water is called white coal because its energy gives electricity and does not pollute natural environment. Hydropower is energy that comes from water in motion. Hydropower is produced by converting the kinetic energy of moving water to mechanical energy in a turbine. Turbines and generators convert the energy into electricity. The electricity is then fed into the electrical grid and used by energy consumers.

12 WE BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS, YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS * TO US EACH PROJECT IS AN EXLUSIVE* Hydropower installations can be located on rivers, canals or streams. Many hydropower installations use natural drop of a river such as waterfalls or rapids. But very often, for more reliable water supplies, it is necessary to construct dams. Dams are built across rivers in order to raise water level and provide the drop needed to obtain a driving force. They also create reservoirs where water is accumulated to be released later. Power production of a dam is primarily controlled by changing the position of the water control gate. The more open the gate is the more water can enter the turbine to generate energy. How does the turbine work? Generally, the turbine is a type of water wheel that is connected to a generator. Water passes through the blades of a turbine installed on a shaft. The shaft spins with the rotating blades and turns a rotor in an electric generator. Inside the generator there are large electromagnets attached to the rotor that is located within a coil of copper wires called the stator. As the generator rotor spins the magnets a flow of electrons is created in the coils of the stator. A/C current is of turbine is the Francis Turbine Produced.

13 Produced. There are several types of turbines. The most common typ Why use water as energy source? Hydropower is a constant and reliable energy source with relatively low operating costs. It is independent from prices of uranium, oil or other types of fuel. It does not depend on import of any resource from abroad. Hydropower facilities have a long life span, much longer than other sources of power, and can operate for many years after they are built. For example design life expectancy of nuclear power stations is ca. 40 years. At present, there are several hydropower stations in the world which have been operating longer than one century. Impoundment hydropower creates reservoirs that offer a variety of recreational opportunities. They can be used for water sports and leisure. Moreover, this type of hydropower can be used for irrigation purposes. Many dams are used to control flooding and regulate water supply. Hydropower does not pollute the air or produce greenhouse gases. It is a clean method of energy generation.

14 What are potential obstacles? Hydropower can be impacted by drought. When the water level is too low, hydropower stations cannot operate properly and they generate less energy. Although impoundment hydropower has several advantages it may also have negative impact on natural environment. Sometimes it is necessary to flood large areas, and this is connected with possible relocations and changes in natural environment. Moreover, it can cause changes in the geology. Hydropower facilities may have negative impact on biological structure of rivers. This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme cofinanced by the ERDF.

15 FAM CARBBEAN GROUP ADDRESS: BRNO DROBNÉHO 12 CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE PLASKÁ 622/3 CZECH REPUBLIC KONTAKT : PHONE JSC FAM CARIBBEAN GROUP BUILD ACCORDIN CONDITIONS YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND EUROPEAN STANDARDS * HELPS YOU TO BUILD * GIVES YOU COUNSEL * HELPS YOU FIND FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS * OFFERING COOPERATION ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS : * TO BUILD * FINANCE * EXPORT * MEDIATION *

Renewable Energies- the answer to the world s energy demand?

Renewable Energies- the answer to the world s energy demand? 4 Renewable Energies- the answer to the world s energy demand? Eng. Maritza VARGAS Independent Environmental and Sustainability Consultant The adjective Renewable means that the object or subject in question

More information

Renewable Wind. Wind Basics. Energy from Moving Air. The Daily Wind Cycle. Wind Energy for Electricity Generation

Renewable Wind. Wind Basics. Energy from Moving Air. The Daily Wind Cycle. Wind Energy for Electricity Generation Renewable Wind Wind Basics Energy from Moving Air Wind is simply air in motion. It is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth's surface by the sun. Because the Earth's surface is made of very different

More information

Solar and Hydroelectric Power. Abbie Thill Becca Mattson Grace Nordquist Keira Jacobs Miyabi Goedert

Solar and Hydroelectric Power. Abbie Thill Becca Mattson Grace Nordquist Keira Jacobs Miyabi Goedert Solar and Hydroelectric Power Abbie Thill Becca Mattson Grace Nordquist Keira Jacobs Miyabi Goedert Photovoltaic Cell vs Solar Heating Panel Photovoltaic cells power things such as calculators and satellites.

More information

12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518

12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518 12.5: Generating Current Electricity pg. 518 Key Concepts: 1. Electrical energy is produced by energy transformations. 2. Electrical energy is produced from renewable and non-renewable resources. 4. Electrical

More information

Wind Energy -- Energy from Moving Air

Wind Energy -- Energy from Moving Air Wind Energy -- Energy from Moving Air Energy from the Wind The History of Wind How Wind Machines Work Types of Wind Machines Wind Power Plants Wind Production Wind and the Environment Links to Wind Materials

More information

Station #1 Interpreting Infographs

Station #1 Interpreting Infographs Energy Resources Stations Activity Page # 1 Station #1 Interpreting Infographs 1. Identify and explain each of the energy sources (5) illustrated in the infograph. 2. What do the white and black circles

More information

Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW45DT2

Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW45DT2 Sustainable Design Student Worksheets Stage 4/5 Design & Technology FW45DT2 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to

More information

Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability. Non-renewable and renewable resources

Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability. Non-renewable and renewable resources Energy Tutorial: Energy and Sustainability Non-renewable and renewable resources Provided by Sponsored by INTRODUCTION We use energy for everything we do, whether it is heating our homes, cooking a meal,

More information

Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment

Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment Student Worksheets Energy for a Cleaner Environment Stage 4 Science FW4S1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to

More information

Generating Current Electricity: Complete the following summary table for each way that electrical energy is generated. Pros:

Generating Current Electricity: Complete the following summary table for each way that electrical energy is generated. Pros: P a g e 1 Generating Current Electricity: Complete the following summary table for each way that electrical energy is generated. Generating Electrical Energy Using Moving Water: Hydro-Electric Generation

More information

Sustainable Living Student Worksheets

Sustainable Living Student Worksheets Sustainable Living Student Worksheets Stage 4 Design & Technology FW4DT1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to keep

More information

Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed plant products.

Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed plant products. Resources for Energy System Diagram Activity Labels for Anaerobic digestion poster cut apart and distribute to students Manure The input to the system, this is produced as waste once animals have consumed

More information

Solar energy is available as long as the sun shines, but its intensity depends on weather conditions and geographic

Solar energy is available as long as the sun shines, but its intensity depends on weather conditions and geographic Solar Energy What is Solar Energy? The radiation from the sun gives our planet heat and light. All living things need energy from the sun to survive. More energy from sunlight strikes the earth in one

More information

Student Worksheets. Stage 4 Geography FW4G1. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW4G1

Student Worksheets. Stage 4 Geography FW4G1. Name: FutureWorld 2015 FW4G1 Student Worksheets Stage 4 Geography FW4G1 Name: Introduction Renewable Versus Non-renewable Energy The Sun is a Primary Source of Energy Almost all the energy needed to keep life on Earth going comes

More information

Wind Energy What is Wind Energy?

Wind Energy What is Wind Energy? Wind Energy What is Wind Energy? People have known how to make use of energy from the wind for centuries. The kinetic energy of the wind can be changed into other forms of energy, either mechanical energy

More information

2011 FXA. 1.4.1 Generating Electricity ENERGY SOURCES

2011 FXA. 1.4.1 Generating Electricity ENERGY SOURCES UNIT 1 GCSE PHYSICS 1.4.1 Generating Electricity 45 ENERGY SOURCES Evaluation of different methods of generating electricity, when given data, such as start-up times, costs (including building and decommissioning

More information

CANADA S RESOURCES: CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

CANADA S RESOURCES: CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CANADA S RESOURCES: CONVENTIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Introduction Canadians are among the highest energy consumers in the world. Why? (list 3 possible reasons) Northern climate/very cold temperatures

More information

Module 7 Forms of energy generation

Module 7 Forms of energy generation INTRODUCTION In rich countries like Australia, our standard of living is dependent on easily available energy. Every time you catch a bus, turn on a light or watch television energy is being used up. Over

More information

IDENTIFY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES SUCH AS WIND, SOLAR, HYDROELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL, AND BIOFUELS. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. Biofuels

IDENTIFY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES SUCH AS WIND, SOLAR, HYDROELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL, AND BIOFUELS. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. Biofuels IDENTIFY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES SUCH AS WIND, SOLAR, HYDROELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL, AND BIOFUELS. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY Biofuels are produced from living organisms or from m e t a b o l i c b y - p r o

More information

ENERGY PRODUCING SYSTEMS

ENERGY PRODUCING SYSTEMS ENERGY PRODUCING SYSTEMS SOLAR POWER INTRODUCTION Energy from the sun falls on our planet on a daily basis. The warmth of the sun creates conditions on earth conducive to life. The weather patterns that

More information

Lab 10. Solar and Wind Power

Lab 10. Solar and Wind Power 1 Name Lab 10. Solar and Wind Power INTRODUCTION Sunlight can be used to create heat or generate electrical power. This is referred to as solar energy. It is a clean form of energy production, which doesn't

More information

EE 206 Electric Energy Engineering

EE 206 Electric Energy Engineering Chapter 1: Review Lecturer: Dr Ibrahim Rida Electrical Engineering Department University of Hail First Semester (112) 2011/12 1.2. ENERGY SOURCES Energy resources are the various materials that contain

More information

Institut für Energietechnik Department of Energy Systems. Hydroelectric power. Elias Bartos 2/7 2010

Institut für Energietechnik Department of Energy Systems. Hydroelectric power. Elias Bartos 2/7 2010 Institut für Energietechnik Department of Energy Systems Hydroelectric power Elias Bartos 2/7 2010 1 Contents Different types of power plants Potential Economics Conclusion 2 Impoundment A dam is built

More information

KS3 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation

KS3 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation Introductory Presentation Energy Energy is a vital to our way of life. Here are a some examples of where energy is used: Homes: central heating, powering electrical appliances, and heating water Public

More information

Renewable Solar. Solar Basics. Energy from the Sun. Solar Energy Can Be Used for Heat and Electricity

Renewable Solar. Solar Basics. Energy from the Sun. Solar Energy Can Be Used for Heat and Electricity Renewable Solar Solar Basics Energy from the Sun The sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the sun s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. This energy can be converted into

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 2 The Fremont School District uses oil to heat school buildings. Go Green! is a new project the district will implement. The superintendent has

More information

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Alternative Energy Resources Energy Resource Advantages Disadvantages What are some renewable energy resources? A nonrenewable resource cannot be replaced in a reasonable amount of time. Fossil fuels such

More information

A SOLAR GUIDE - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

A SOLAR GUIDE - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WE BRING GREEN SOLUTIONS TO YOU A SOLAR GUIDE - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW Provided by A COOLER PLANET A Cooler Planet 1 The Complete Solar Guide WHY GO SOLAR? TOP FIVE FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR ADDING

More information

SOLAR PV-WIND HYBRID POWER GENERATION SYSTEM

SOLAR PV-WIND HYBRID POWER GENERATION SYSTEM SOLAR PV-WIND HYBRID POWER GENERATION SYSTEM J.Godson 1,M.Karthick 2,T.Muthukrishnan 3,M.S.Sivagamasundari 4 Final year UG students, Department of EEE,V V College of Engineering,Tisaiyanvilai, Tirunelveli,

More information

Advancing Green Energy. Enbridge a leader in renewable energy

Advancing Green Energy. Enbridge a leader in renewable energy Advancing Green Energy Enbridge a leader in renewable energy The following presentation has been prepared by Enbridge Inc. ( Enbridge ). This presentation has been prepared for informational use only and

More information

MCQ - ENERGY and CLIMATE

MCQ - ENERGY and CLIMATE 1 MCQ - ENERGY and CLIMATE 1. The volume of a given mass of water at a temperature of T 1 is V 1. The volume increases to V 2 at temperature T 2. The coefficient of volume expansion of water may be calculated

More information

SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CHRIS PRICE TECHNICAL SERVICES OFFICER BIMOSE TRIBAL COUNCIL

SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CHRIS PRICE TECHNICAL SERVICES OFFICER BIMOSE TRIBAL COUNCIL SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CHRIS PRICE TECHNICAL SERVICES OFFICER BIMOSE TRIBAL COUNCIL SOLAR TECHNOLOGY Photovoltaics Funding Options Solar Thermal Photovoltaics 1. What are they and how do they work? 2. The Solar

More information

In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an

In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an What is energy? In science, energy is the ability to do work. Work is done when a force causes an object to move in the direction of the force. Energy is expressed in units of joules (J). A joule is calculated

More information

Solar power Availability of solar energy

Solar power Availability of solar energy Solar Energy Solar Energy is radiant energy produced in the sun as a result of nuclear fusion reactions. It is transmitted to the earth through space by electromagnetic radiation in quanta of energy called

More information

Environmental Science 101 Energy. Web-Based Course. Lecture Outline: Terms You Should Know: Learning Objectives: Reading Assignment:

Environmental Science 101 Energy. Web-Based Course. Lecture Outline: Terms You Should Know: Learning Objectives: Reading Assignment: Environmental Science 101 Energy 1 Web-Based Course Lecture Outline: 5. RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES MODULE 5.1 Improving Energy Efficiency A. Improving Energy Efficiency MODULE 5.2 Geothermal, Hydro and

More information

Solar energy and power

Solar energy and power Solar energy and power Solar Basics Energy from the Sun The sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the sun s rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. This energy can be converted

More information

Energy Technology. Marco Ordonez

Energy Technology. Marco Ordonez Energy Technology Marco Ordonez Solar Power Solar Power The conversion of sunlight into electricity. Solar Power can be done directly using photovoltaic's, or indirectly using concentrated power. Concentrated

More information

HYDROPOWER Basics Glossary of Terms

HYDROPOWER Basics Glossary of Terms Alternating current (AC) Electric current that reverses direction many times per second. Ampere A measure of electric current (similar to describing water volume in cubic feet per second). Ancillary services

More information

Energy Saving Company Profile. Sustainable Development

Energy Saving Company Profile. Sustainable Development Energy Saving Company Profile Sustainable Development Our Mission Statement Identification and Development of Products and Services that distinguish Barcode as a Premium Innovative Energy Service Provider

More information

Actualization of Charging Direct Current Electric Fan with Solar Energy

Actualization of Charging Direct Current Electric Fan with Solar Energy IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IOSR-JEEE) e-issn: 2278-1676,p-ISSN: 2320-3331, Volume 9, Issue 3 Ver. I (May Jun. 2014), PP 01-05 Actualization of Charging Direct Current Electric

More information

FOR KIDS INSIDE HOW WIND ENERGY WORKS ALL ABOUT WIND TURBINES! YOUR QUESTIONS... ANSWERED

FOR KIDS INSIDE HOW WIND ENERGY WORKS ALL ABOUT WIND TURBINES! YOUR QUESTIONS... ANSWERED WIND POWER E D U C A T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N FOR KIDS INSIDE HOW WIND ENERGY WORKS ALL ABOUT WIND TURBINES! YOUR QUESTIONS... ANSWERED games, ACTIVITIES AND MORE! GENERATING ELECTRICITY from

More information

KS2 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation

KS2 Renewable Energy. EcoStyle.co.uk. Introductory Presentation Introductory Presentation Energy Energy is a vital to our way of life. Here are a some examples of where energy is used: Homes: central heating, powering electrical appliances, and heating water Public

More information

Solar and Wind Energy for Greenhouses. A.J. Both 1 and Tom Manning 2

Solar and Wind Energy for Greenhouses. A.J. Both 1 and Tom Manning 2 Solar and Wind Energy for Greenhouses A.J. Both 1 and Tom Manning 2 1 Associate Extension Specialist 2 Project Engineer NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Rutgers University 20 Ag Extension Way New Brunswick,

More information

Chapter 4 Forms of energy

Chapter 4 Forms of energy Chapter 4 Forms of energy Introduction This chapter compromises a set of activities that focuses on the energy sources and conversion. The activities illustrate The concept and forms of energy; The different

More information

RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Kinds of renewable resources. 1. Solar energy

RENEWABLE RESOURCES. Kinds of renewable resources. 1. Solar energy RENEWABLE RESOURCES Natural resources (also called land or raw materials) occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form. Natural resources are derived

More information

What is Solar? The word solar is derived from the Latin word sol (the sun, the Roman sun god) and refers to things and methods that relate to the sun.

What is Solar? The word solar is derived from the Latin word sol (the sun, the Roman sun god) and refers to things and methods that relate to the sun. What is Solar? The word solar is derived from the Latin word sol (the sun, the Roman sun god) and refers to things and methods that relate to the sun. What is the solar industry? The solar industry is

More information

What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide

What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide What s It All About? The Sun as a Power Source Instructor Guide Subject Area Unit Grade Time Science Earth Science K - 1st grade 45 minutes Overview This activity reinforces the concept that the sun supplies

More information

Catching the Sun The Physics of Solar Energy

Catching the Sun The Physics of Solar Energy VEA Bringing Learning to Life Program Support Notes Junior Middle Secondary Catching the Sun The Physics of Solar Energy 18 mins Teacher Notes by Amanda Bianco, B.Sc.Ed. Produced by VEA Pty Ltd Commissioning

More information

Chapter 5 Renewable Energy Sources II Alternative Sources of Energy

Chapter 5 Renewable Energy Sources II Alternative Sources of Energy Chapter 5 Renewable Energy Sources II Alternative Sources of Energy http://nerdgirltalking.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/windfarm.jpg http://www.bpa.gov/corporate/bpanews/library/images/dams/coulee2.jpg

More information

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting Rainwater Harvesting With climate change now a reality rather than a speculated possibility, the demand on water resources has gone up, whilst the amount of water available for supply has gone down. Forth

More information

Borough of South River, New Jersey Alternative Energy & Conservation Committee

Borough of South River, New Jersey Alternative Energy & Conservation Committee Borough of South River, New Jersey Alternative Energy & Conservation Committee Municipal, Commercial & Residential Energy Initiative Executive Summary August 24, 2009 Alternative Energy & Conservation

More information

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES Students will: identify natural resources understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy u

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES Students will: identify natural resources understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable sources of energy u SCHOOLGEN ACTIVITIES This activity enables the students to classify statements about renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. With the support of The Ministry for the Environment does not necessarily

More information

SOLAR ELECTRICITY: PROBLEM, CONSTRAINTS AND SOLUTIONS

SOLAR ELECTRICITY: PROBLEM, CONSTRAINTS AND SOLUTIONS SOLAR ELECTRICITY: PROBLEM, CONSTRAINTS AND SOLUTIONS The United States generates over 4,110 TWh of electricity each year, costing $400 billion and emitting 2.5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (Yildiz,

More information

Thursday 24 January 2013 Morning

Thursday 24 January 2013 Morning THIS IS A NEW SPECIFICATION H Thursday 24 January 2013 Morning GCSE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SCIENCE PHYSICS A A181/02 Modules P1 P2 P3 (Higher Tier) *A138120113* Candidates answer on the Question Paper. A

More information

This is not a Greenpeace India publication. This document has been compiled by a volunteer. Prepared by: Anukriti Pokhriyal

This is not a Greenpeace India publication. This document has been compiled by a volunteer. Prepared by: Anukriti Pokhriyal This is not a Greenpeace India publication. This document has been compiled by a volunteer. Prepared by: Anukriti Pokhriyal CONTENTS Solar Energy in India: An Overview... 3 Advantages of Solar Power...

More information

Consider How can you collect solar energy for use in your school? What are other alternatives?

Consider How can you collect solar energy for use in your school? What are other alternatives? 5 a 5 Energy Sources a - Energy from the sun Purpose To explore sourcing our energy from the sun Key concepts Solar energy is a natural and renewable resource Heat energy from the sun can be used to heat

More information

Hydropower and Ocean Energy

Hydropower and Ocean Energy LESSON 2 Hydropower and Ocean Energy Guiding Question: How can water be used to address energy needs? Explain how river water can be used to generate Identify benefits and costs of hydropower. Describe

More information

Solar systems provide a range of flexible heating

Solar systems provide a range of flexible heating f a c t s h e e t 7 Solar Power Production photo by Alex Nikada Why solar? Solar systems provide a range of flexible heating and electricity options and are particularly wellsuited to remote or off-grid

More information

Energy: renewable sources of energy. Renewable Energy Sources

Energy: renewable sources of energy. Renewable Energy Sources Energy: renewable sources of energy Energy Sources 1 It is technically and economically feasible to phase out net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions almost entirely by 2050. A report by energy consulting firm

More information

The days of cheap abundant electricity are over! This article forms part

The days of cheap abundant electricity are over! This article forms part Solar Power for Metal Finishers By Helmut Hertzog of Atlantic Solar The days of cheap abundant electricity are over! This article forms part of a series of articles where we will explore the possibility

More information

Solar Solutions Copyright, The Environmental Center 2013

Solar Solutions Copyright, The Environmental Center 2013 Solar Solutions Copyright, The Environmental Center 2013 Subject: Science Grades: 4-8 Length: 30-60 minutes Focus: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Rationale: We depend on energy for every aspect of our

More information

Alternative Energy. Terms and Concepts: Relative quantities of potential energy resources, Solar constant, Economies of scale

Alternative Energy. Terms and Concepts: Relative quantities of potential energy resources, Solar constant, Economies of scale Objectives Key Terms and Concepts Introduction Solar Wind Hydroelectric Power Geothermal Sources Biofuels Summary: Economies of Scale Questions for the video if time permits Alternative Energy Objectives:

More information

FIELD TRIP TO A POWER PLANT - A Reading Guide

FIELD TRIP TO A POWER PLANT - A Reading Guide TITLE: TOPIC: FIELD TRIP TO A POWER PLANT - A Reading Guide Energy and the sources of energy used in power plants GRADE LEVEL: Secondary CONTENT STANDARD: Earth and Space Science CONTENT OBJECTIVE: For

More information

Sihwa Tidal Power Plant: a success of environment and energy policy in Korea

Sihwa Tidal Power Plant: a success of environment and energy policy in Korea Sihwa Tidal Power Plant: a success of environment and energy policy in Korea May 2007 Prof. Nohyoung Park Korea University Energy Situations in Korea Korea started its industrial development in the 1970s,

More information

MICRO-HYDROPOWER NEED FOR ENERGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. By: Payman Hassan Rashed

MICRO-HYDROPOWER NEED FOR ENERGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT. By: Payman Hassan Rashed MICRO-HYDROPOWER NEED FOR ENERGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT Significant water resources are found in many developing countries. In areas where adequate water resources are present, harnessing the power of falling

More information

Renewable resources are materials that can be replaced through natural and/or human processes.

Renewable resources are materials that can be replaced through natural and/or human processes. Section 1: Sources of Energy Types of Energy¹ All the things we use every day to meet our needs and wants are provided through the use of natural resources. Natural resources are either renewable or nonrenewable.

More information

Harvesting Solar Energy

Harvesting Solar Energy Harvesting Solar Energy Overview of Systems, options and benefits of Solar Energy Systems By:John Miggins Harvest Solar Energy renewable solutions to everyday needs www.harvestsolar.net 1 Solar Energy

More information

Renewable Energy Research

Renewable Energy Research Renewable Energy Research Georgia Power and Southern Company have been active in renewable energy research for many years. Over the last five years we have invested six million dollars in renewable energy

More information

WIND POWER IN INDIA: PROS AND CONS AN OVERVIEW

WIND POWER IN INDIA: PROS AND CONS AN OVERVIEW Int. J. Elec&Electr.Eng&Telecoms. 2013 Sunita Singh, 2013 Review Article ISSN 2319 2518 www.ijeetc.com Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2013 2013 IJEETC. All Rights Reserved WIND POWER IN INDIA: PROS AND CONS AN OVERVIEW

More information

Question 1. Passage (click here to show all) Question 2. Use the diagram and information below to answer question #.

Question 1. Passage (click here to show all) Question 2. Use the diagram and information below to answer question #. Question 1 Use the diagram and information below to answer question #. A teacher places a ribbon of magnesium on a wire and suspends it in a flask. She then seals the flask and runs electricity through

More information

Electricity. Electricity: The Mysterious Force. 32 Intermediate Energy Infobook CARBON ATOM SEVERAL COMMON ELEMENTS

Electricity. Electricity: The Mysterious Force. 32 Intermediate Energy Infobook CARBON ATOM SEVERAL COMMON ELEMENTS Electricity: The Mysterious Force What exactly is the mysterious force we call electricity? It is simply moving electrons. And what exactly are electrons? They are tiny particles found in atoms. Everything

More information

Power Quality For The Digital Age INVERTING SOLAR POWER A N E N V IRONME N TA L P OT E N T I A L S W HI T E PA PER. www.ep2000.com 800.500.

Power Quality For The Digital Age INVERTING SOLAR POWER A N E N V IRONME N TA L P OT E N T I A L S W HI T E PA PER. www.ep2000.com 800.500. Power Quality For The Digital Age INVERTING SOLAR POWER A N E N V IRONME N TA L P OT E N T I A L S W HI T E PA PER Introduction Heat in the System The modern facility has been revolutionized by advancements

More information

Sustainable Energy Sources By: Sue Peterson

Sustainable Energy Sources By: Sue Peterson www.k5learning.com Objective sight words (consumption, terrain, integral, orbit, originated, contemporary, remote); concepts (sustainable, renewable, photovoltaics, gasification) Vocabulary consumption

More information

5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY

5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY 5-Minute Refresher: RENEWABLE ENERGY Renewable Energy Key Ideas Renewable energy is a source of energy that can be used and replenished naturally in a relatively short period of time. Non renewable energy

More information

VGB Congress Power Plants 2001 Brussels October 10 to 12, 2001. Solar Power Photovoltaics or Solar Thermal Power Plants?

VGB Congress Power Plants 2001 Brussels October 10 to 12, 2001. Solar Power Photovoltaics or Solar Thermal Power Plants? VGB Congress Power Plants 2001 Brussels October 10 to 12, 2001 Solar Power Photovoltaics or Solar Thermal Power Plants? Volker Quaschning 1), Manuel Blanco Muriel 2) 1) DLR, Plataforma Solar de Almería,

More information

Do-Now. 1.) Get out notebook.

Do-Now. 1.) Get out notebook. Do-Now 1.) Get out notebook. 2.) Answer the following questions on the first clean sheet in your notebook. 1.) What are renewable resources? 2.) What are nonrenewable resources? Alternative Sources of

More information

The main audience of our project is the undergraduate first year students who can learn a lot about solar power plant & renewable energy.

The main audience of our project is the undergraduate first year students who can learn a lot about solar power plant & renewable energy. Project Title Solar Energised Power Plant Project Description In recent years energy crisis has become one of the most talked about issues around the world. Especially in the developing countries, the

More information

Solar Energy Alternative and their Potential in the Arab World

Solar Energy Alternative and their Potential in the Arab World Short Paper Series Short paper #2 Solar Energy Alternative and their Potential in the Arab World - August 2008 - Written and Researched by: Taha Roushdy Edited by: Ahmed Zahran - 1 - The aim of the short

More information

Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons

Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons A Reading A Z Level Z Leveled Book Word Count: 1,803 LEVELED BOOK Z Energy Sources: The Pros and Cons Written by David L. Dreier Visit www.readinga-z.com for thousands

More information

What are the Benefits?

What are the Benefits? Micro hydro power system introduction Not everyone is lucky enough to have a source of running water near their homes. But for those with river-side homes or live-on boats, small water generators (micro-hydro

More information

HOW IT WORKS ELECTRICITY GENERATION

HOW IT WORKS ELECTRICITY GENERATION 10 2 ELECTRICITY IN ONTARIO Ontario gets its electricity from a mix of energy sources. About half of our electricity comes from nuclear power. The remainder comes from a mix of hydroelectric, coal, natural

More information

Energy Quiz. Questions:

Energy Quiz. Questions: Energy Quiz Want to have some fun and learn at the same time. This is not a test. You don t have to pass it and it won t give you a grade. It will just help you learn or find out how much you remember

More information

RENEWABLE VERSUS NON- RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

RENEWABLE VERSUS NON- RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES New Zealand has a government policy target of 90% renewable electricity generation by the year 2025, and also aims to reduce carbon emissions below 1990 levels by 2020. Currently NZ is well short of both

More information

Solar Aquaponics Designing a 100% Solar Aquaponics Greenhouse

Solar Aquaponics Designing a 100% Solar Aquaponics Greenhouse Solar Aquaponics Designing a 100% Solar Aquaponics Greenhouse Dan Chiras, Ph.D. Director, The Evergreen Institute Gerald, MO 63037 www.evergreeninstitute.org Topics Creating a 100% solar operation Efficiency

More information

Renewable Choice Energy

Renewable Choice Energy Catawba College Table of Contents About Renewable Choice The Problem: Electricity Production Today The Solutions: Renewable Energy Sources Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Who can participate in Renewable

More information

SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS: Definitions and Guidelines for Property Tax Exemptions

SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS: Definitions and Guidelines for Property Tax Exemptions SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS: Definitions and Guidelines for Property Tax Exemptions Dear New Yorker, Thank you for your interest in renewable energy resources. A goal of New York s energy policy is to

More information

Solar Energy Systems

Solar Energy Systems Solar Energy Systems Energy Needs Today s global demand for energy is approximately 15 terawatts and is growing rapidly Much of the U.S. energy needs are now satisfied from petroleum (heating, cooling,

More information

System Components and Configurations

System Components and Configurations Chapter 4 System Components and Configurations Major Components Balance-of-System System Classifications and Designs 2012 Jim Dunlop Solar Overview Identifying major PV system components and their functions,

More information

ch 15 practice test Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

ch 15 practice test Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ch 15 practice test Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Work is a transfer of a. energy. c. mass. b. force. d. motion. 2. What

More information

FOR KIDS INSIDE. HOW solar power. panels! AND MORE!

FOR KIDS INSIDE. HOW solar power. panels! AND MORE! solar POWER E D U C A T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N FOR KIDS INSIDE HOW solar power WORKS ALL ABOUT solar panels! YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED games, ACTIVITIES AND MORE! harnessing the energy solar energy

More information

Solar PV panels fitted to roofs. Solar PV panels produce electricity from energy provided by sunlight. 3.5 MWh per system

Solar PV panels fitted to roofs. Solar PV panels produce electricity from energy provided by sunlight. 3.5 MWh per system Solar PV panels fitted to roofs Yearly cost of production Cost per kwh 12.5p Solar PV panels produce electricity from energy provided by sunlight. 3.5 MWh per system 430 per system Solar energy can be

More information

Heating your home with renewable Energy sources

Heating your home with renewable Energy sources Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia Antonijas iela 3-8 LV-1010 Riga, Latvia www.bef.lv Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe 2000 Szentendre Ady Endre ut 9-11 Hungary Heating your

More information

New Energy Alternatives

New Energy Alternatives New Energy Alternatives New Renewables Commonly referred to as new because: not used on a wide scale technologies that are still in development believed that they will play a large role in the future Chapter

More information

T E A C H E R S N O T E S

T E A C H E R S N O T E S T E A C H E R S N O T E S Focus: Students explore energy: its sources, forms, and transformations. Students also consider the benefits of energy-efficient technologies and energy conservation. Learning

More information

Resources. Water: Humans cannot survive without fresh water. The fresh water we use is replaced by the water cycle. Water is also a source of energy.

Resources. Water: Humans cannot survive without fresh water. The fresh water we use is replaced by the water cycle. Water is also a source of energy. Resources You use Earth s resources every day. When you eat cereal with milk for breakfast you use resources from plants and from animals. When you ride the bus to school you use fuel resources. When you

More information

Going Green: Installing Solar Panels around the Campus of Widener University

Going Green: Installing Solar Panels around the Campus of Widener University Going Green: Installing Solar Panels around the Campus of Widener University by Andrea Stickley Student at Widener University November 27, 2012 Abstract In recent years, it has come to light about the

More information

Solar Energy Lesson Plan

Solar Energy Lesson Plan Solar Energy Lesson Plan Grade Level: 7, 8, 9, 10, Vocational Education Subject(s): Science Vocational Education/Technology Duration: Eight 45-minute sessions Description: Using the Ameren.com solar energy

More information

Renewable Energy. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental Awareness and Care Strand Unit Environmental Awareness

Renewable Energy. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental Awareness and Care Strand Unit Environmental Awareness key message: Fossil fuels are becoming scarce and are non-renewable. We need to use renewable sources of energy which are less damaging to the environment. SESE Curriculum Link: Content Strand Environmental

More information

Electricity from PV systems how does it work?

Electricity from PV systems how does it work? Electricity from photovoltaic systems Bosch Solar Energy 2 Electricity from PV systems Electricity from PV systems how does it work? Photovoltaics: This is the name given to direct conversion of radiant

More information

Company Profile. Office Prague: Magnety, s.r.o, Politickych veznu 1531/9, 110 00 Prague

Company Profile. Office Prague: Magnety, s.r.o, Politickych veznu 1531/9, 110 00 Prague Company Profile Solar Solar Photovoltaic systems can generate electricity from solar radiation and its main advantages: Simple installation Clean energy source and free Automatic and silent Requires minimal

More information