Friday, November 30, 2012

Notes - Importance of Renewable Energy

The following notes are taken from Wind Turbine Technology by Ahmad Hemami.
  • Earth has limited energy resources
  • ancient times, number of people small, pollution unnoticeable, plant growth rate renewed energy resources
  • modern times
    • forests vanishing
    • fossil fuels causing pollution
      • not enough fossil fuels, small replenishment rate
    • Its everyone's responsibility to care for the environment
  • Modern Commodities
    • heating/cooling
    • transportation
    • manufacturing
  • Energy consumption measured in
    • kilowatt hours
    • coal plant per kilowatt hour generates 1.57 lb of CO2

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