Renewable power is power which comes from organic sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). Around 16% of international final power consumption comes from renewable sources, with ten% coming from regular biomass, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewable sources (little hydro, modern day biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and bio-fuels) accounted for another three% and are increasing extremely quickly.
Geothermal is a flexible source of heat power which is incredibly environmentally benign, and it also has superb financial rewards for Australia. Geothermal is renewable and sustainable. Geothermal resources in Australia have no emissions nor generate other pollutants. If emissions throughout the full life cycle of energy production are deemed, geothermal is 1 of (if not the) cleanest kind of power we have accessible to us. Geothermal plants have a modest footprint for their power production.
A single study indicated that if all the winds of North and South Dakota could be harness, it would offer 80% of the electrical energy utilized in the United States. Related to hydroelectric power, wind energy has been employed for centuries. In the days of the old, it was employed to turn grain mills or pump water. Today these devices are really simplified. Fundamentally, wind flows more than a big propeller that turns a turbine and generates electricity. Wind power stations provide a fantastic amount of power in relation to the cost it requires to make them. They are low-cost to develop and are commonly protected to use.
I am a Geologist and i posses a Bachelors degree in Geology from University of Nairobi, Post Graduate Diploma from UNU-GTP (Educated locally at Naivasha), Associate EIA/EA Expert holds certificate from Kenya National Cleaner Production Centre (K.N.C.P.C) and at present am pursuing in Geothermal Technology from Dedan Kimathi University (DeKUT). Am a professional of Geological Society of (GSK) and also a member of Water Rock Interaction forum.
Khosla is generating a wager on geothermal since of its extremely distinct profile from the hot-shots in today’s renewables market, wind and solar. In contrast to the sun and wind, geothermal power gives round-the-clock generation. On top of that, the basic geological truth is that hot rocks are ubiquitous, although not usually appealing for conventional geothermal technologies.