Renewable technologies

Marine systems

Hydroelectric generation; small-scale hydro; 'run-of-river' systems; tidal energy - barrage systems and the tidal fence, underwater turbines, impoundment systems; wave power, coastal and offshore oscillating water column; the 'Tapchan' system.

Other renewable technologies

The solar chimney; thermal concentrator; wind power; photovoltaics; power from biomass and waste; direct combustion from rapid rotation crops; biogas; liquid fuels, rapeseed diesel; geothermal energy; hydrogen; nuclear.

Construction systems: masonry, frame, innovative techniques.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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