Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy by Mind Map: Renewable Energy

1. What?

1.1. Energy sources that are continually replenished by nature.

1.1.1. The Sun

1.1.2. The Wind

1.1.3. Water

1.1.4. The Earth's heat

1.1.5. Plants

2. Why?

2.1. Help to fill the energy need

2.2. Environment friendly

2.3. Reduce the fossil burning

2.4. Develop energy independence & security

2.5. Save money

3. Hydropower

3.1. The largest source of renewable power

3.2. Convert the energy of flowing water into electricity.

3.3. No air emission

3.4. Improves the wildlife's river habitat.

4. Bioenergy

4.1. Derived from biomass

4.2. Created from agricultural products

4.3. Biopower

4.3.1. 2nd Leading resource

4.3.2. Low cost option to reduce undesirable emission

4.3.3. Reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

4.3.4. Convert into pyrolysis oil

4.4. Biofuel

4.4.1. Converted directly into liquid fuel.

4.4.2. Possess high energy density

4.4.3. Ethanol is the most common biofuel.

4.5. Biobased Products

4.5.1. Use to produce chemicals and materials obtain from petroleum.

5. Geothermal Energy

5.1. Produces from the heat of the Earth's core

5.2. Use for heating & cooling buildings

5.3. Geothermal Electricity Production

5.3.1. Access the underground steam / hot water wells.

5.3.2. Power Plants

5.3.2.1. Dry Steam

5.3.2.2. Flash steam

5.3.2.3. Binary Cycle

5.4. Geothermal Direct Use

5.4.1. Uses to replace the traditional heat source

5.4.2. Uses in agriculture

5.4.2.1. Fish farms

5.4.2.2. Greenhouses

5.4.2.3. Industrial food proccessing

5.5. Geothermal Heat Pumps

5.5.1. Range from 50-70 F

5.5.2. Extracts heat from the ground

5.5.3. Three times more efficient

6. Solar Energy

6.1. Passive Solar Lighting & Heating

6.2. Solar Water Heating

6.2.1. Collector

6.2.1.1. Flat plate

6.2.1.2. Evacuated Tube

6.2.1.3. Concentrating

6.3. Solar Electricity

6.3.1. Consist of items

6.3.1.1. Modules

6.3.1.2. Inverters

6.3.1.3. Batteries

6.4. Solar Thermal Electricity

6.4.1. CSP systems

6.4.1.1. Power towers

6.4.1.2. Parabolic troughs

6.4.1.3. Dish/Engine Systems

7. Wind Energy

7.1. Wind turbine

7.2. The fastest growing source of energy.

8. Ocean Energy

8.1. Thermal Energy

8.1.1. Electricity Generation

8.2. Mechanical Energy