Flashcards on Science and Technology: Renewable Energy Technologies

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What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.

Give an example of a renewable energy source.

Solar energy is an example of a renewable energy source.

What is the primary advantage of using renewable energy sources?

Renewable energy sources are sustainable and do not negatively impact the environment.

What are some common types of renewable energy technologies?

Some common types of renewable energy technologies include solar power, wind power, and hydropower.

How does solar power work?

Solar power is generated by capturing sunlight and converting it into electricity using solar panels.

What is wind power?

Wind power is generated by using wind turbines to convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electricity.

What is hydropower?

Hydropower is generated by harnessing the energy of moving water, such as rivers or tides, to generate electricity.

What is the main benefit of using wind power?

Wind power is a clean source of energy that does not produce air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions.

What are the advantages of using hydropower?

Hydropower is a reliable and renewable source of energy that does not produce air pollution.

What are the challenges associated with using renewable energy technologies?

Some challenges include high initial costs, intermittency of certain sources, and limited availability of suitable locations.

What is biomass energy?

Biomass energy is generated from organic materials, such as wood, crop waste, and agricultural byproducts.

What is geothermal energy?

Geothermal energy is heat energy that is generated and stored within the Earth's crust.

What are the different applications of renewable energy technologies?

Renewable energy technologies can be used for electricity generation, heating and cooling systems, and transportation.

What is the role of energy storage in renewable energy systems?

Energy storage systems help to store excess energy generated by renewable sources for use during times of high demand or when the renewable source is not available.

How can individuals contribute to the adoption of renewable energy technologies?

Individuals can support renewable energy by installing solar panels, using energy-efficient appliances, and advocating for renewable energy policies.

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Which of the following is an example of a renewable energy source?



What is the main advantage of using renewable energy sources?



Which renewable energy technology uses wind turbines?



What is the primary benefit of using hydropower?



What are the challenges associated with using renewable energy technologies?



What is biomass energy?



What is the role of energy storage in renewable energy systems?



How can individuals contribute to the adoption of renewable energy technologies?



What are the different applications of renewable energy technologies?



Which of the following is not a renewable energy source?




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