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  1. renewable energy(Noun)

    Energy that can be replenished at the same rate as it is used.


  1. Renewable energy

    Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources, with 10% of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables accounted for another 3% and are growing very rapidly. The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables. Wind power is growing at the rate of 30% annually, with a worldwide installed capacity of 282,482 megawatts at the end of 2012, and is widely used in Europe, Asia, and the United States. At the end of 2012 the photovoltaic capacity worldwide was 100,000 MW, and PV power stations are popular in Germany and Italy. Solar thermal power stations operate in the USA and Spain, and the largest of these is the 354 MW SEGS power plant in the Mojave Desert. The world's largest geothermal power installation is The Geysers in California, with a rated capacity of 750 MW. Brazil has one of the largest renewable energy programs in the world, involving production of ethanol fuel from sugar cane, and ethanol now provides 18% of the country's automotive fuel. Ethanol fuel is also widely available in the USA.

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  1. renewable energy

    Renewable Energy has following characteristics - 1. Source of energy is never exhausted for mankind. (Natural resources of light and heat source from the Sun; Water, Wind and Biomass resources from surface of the earth and Geothermal resource from core of the earth are global renewable energy sources.) 2. can be replenished at specified requirement by innovated technologies ( Innovation of renewable fuels like bio-fuel, hydrogen cell etc. and invention of energy producing devices of SPV, efficient turbines etc.) 3. friendly to the Environment by proper Technology and innovative Practices of Administration & Management in Energy Generating, Transforming, Harvesting, Storing, Transmitting, Distributing and Using processes.

    Renewable Energy is answer for present and future energy problems while growing issues of Social, Economic, Environmental and Geopolitical problems are occurring with conventional energy practices.

    Submitted by am.ream on August 23, 2019  
  2. renewable energy

    A variety of forms of energy that can be accessed, created, harvested, stored, transformed and used sustainably and are easily and simply renewed by a natural resource or natural energy at low-cost and used effectively and efficiently for a variety of purposes.

    Renewable energy is being explored and researched in nearly every country around the world to ensure communities and societies have a sustainable and clean form of energy that can use for a variety of purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 26, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renewable energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renewable energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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