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What Can Wave Energy Do?

What Can Wave Energy Do? 1

What is Wave Energy? Wave energy is the harvesting of the naturally occurring kinetic energy produced by the impact of land and water. Like tidal power, this source of energy is not in as wide use as it really should be, but the concept has been around since the 1890s. The most effective example of…

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Calling All Keyboard Eco-Warriors – New Writers Needed!

Calling All Keyboard Eco-Warriors – New Writers Needed! 2

Save the Earth Seeks New Writers Save the Earth … on first glance, it sounds like the remit of a superhero. “How could I possibly save the earth?” I said to myself. “Half the time I’m writing, I struggle to remember to save my documents, let alone the planet!” In a world with seven billion…

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The Importance of Harnessing Tidal Power

The Importance of Harnessing Tidal Power 3

What is Tidal Power? Tidal power is a form of renewable energy that converts that natural ebb and flow of the Earth’s tides into electricity. Consider that the Earth’s tidal patterns are fairly regular, given normal weather. It would not be difficult to determine the locations most appropriate for the production of this type of…

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What Can Solar Power Do?

What Can Solar Power Do? 4

What is Solar Power? Quite simply, Solar Power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It can happen in two main different ways; directly, using what is called Photovoltaics; or, indirectly, using what is called Concentrated Solar Power. Photovoltaics converts light into an electrical current using certain light sensitive chemicals that produce voltage when exposed…

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How Can We Harness the Power of Rainwater?

How Can We Harness the Power of Rainwater? 5

What is Rainwater Power? Imagine the average house or apartment, which is most always equipped with a rain gutter for water runoff. Now, consider turning the rainwater that runs into that gutter into electricity. Assume that when it is raining, water is collected in the gutter that surrounds a building’s roof. Now, instead of funnelling…

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