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Renewable Energy Products and Equipment for Business and Homes

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Renewable, Alternative and Green Energy Products and Equipment for Homes and Businesses:

concept ├ęcologie plan├Ęte terre verteWhether renewable energy, alternative energy or green energy, all terms refer to environment-friendly energy sources that can be used for business or homes.

Arguably, the most commonly known non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuel derivatives such as oil, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, and other related products including coal. These fossil fuel products generate pollution.

Hence, renewable energy or alternative energy sources are generally understood to be pollution-free, or with less pollution compared with fossil fuels, or those that minimize pollution and other hazards that injure the earth and humans. In the same regard, alternative energy sources are also known as green energy as these are environment-friendly.

Featured here are renewable energy or alternative energy products and equipment for businesses and homes. This is a page that explores the available green energy equipment and products for a responsible, earth-friendly lifestyle.

Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution Sources in the World:

Nitrogen dioxide pollution comes from motor vehicles, electric utilities, industries, businesses, and homes that burn fossil fuels. Hence, greater use of alternative energy sources will lessen nitrogen dioxide pollution.

According to the World Health Organization in the study, ‘Health Aspects of Air Pollution with Particulate Matter, Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide,’ 2003, nitrogen dioxide pollution causes acid rain and increases the risk of respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis, phlegm, and cough.

What are Renewable Energy Sources?

Broad Categories:

windsolarpowerRenewable energy is better understood through a list. Note that some green energy sources in the list below are still not fit for independent energy-generation in homes or businesses.

For instance, it would take great effort to tap the energy of the volcano right in your garage by drilling a hole on the ground to capture the heat of molten rocks or pressurized steam from deep underground. You get the point.

However, when the time comes that these technologies become cheaper and readily available, any average Joe can tinker with these as a do-it-yourself hobby in the garage.

Let’s do a quick review of the list.

Biomass. This generally refers to plant or animal matter which would have been wastes or pollutants if not converted into energy. Examples include: straw, sugarcane fiber, rice hulls, residues from wood processing industries, construction industry residues, and forestry residues including crops specifically grown for fuel.

Geothermal. This refers to tapping the heat of the earth from underground through magma fissures and groundwater, or human-induced steam by injecting water into the magma. The highly pressurized steam turns turbines that generate electricity.

Hydroelectric. This refers to tapping the energy of highly-pressurized water that turns turbines for electricity. This is usually achieved by elevating water through dams and locating the turbines down below to produce jet streams that spin the turbine blades.

Photovoltaic. This refers to tapping energy from the light of the sun. Photons from the sun’s rays are used to generate electricity.

Thermal Solar. This refers to tapping energy from the heat of the sun. Here, the sun’s rays are concentrated on a target surface such as a heat receiver pipe filled with oil or any other heat-conducting fluid. In turn, this hot oil boils water to produce steam which turns turbines to generate electricity.

Wind. This usually refers to power coming from windmills or wind turbines. When the blades of windmills or wind turbines are turned by the wind, electricity is produced.

Wave. This usually refers to power coming from the waves of the sea.

Tidal. This usually refers to power coming from tapping the rising and falling tides of the sea.