SUMMARY: Pollution Probe Renewable Energy Primer
PRIMER ON THE TECHNOLOGIES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
the complete PDF document from the Pollution Probe web site.
The term renewable energy is not always synonymous with what is often
called green energy. Typically, green energy refers to energy
from renewable sources
Most often, capacity levels of generating
The Technologies of Renewable Energy
Small-capacity Hydroelectric Plants
The environmental impacts of small-capacity hydroelectric plants can
be smaller than
Vertical Axis Turbine
Passive solar design also helps to keep a house cool in the summer. For
example, painting a house white or a light colour reflects the sunlight.
Long overhangs on a roof, as well as shutters and awnings on windows,
help to block the suns rays, as do leafy trees and tall shrubs,
which also help to keep a house warm in the winter by acting as windbreaks.
Active Solar Energy
Solar water heating. One method of heating
Considerations. Photovoltaic panels and arrays do not produce emissions
when they create electricity and need only the energy from the sun to
Chapter 1 What is Renewable