The Different Types of Energy

Energy comes from various forms of energy. They are later converted into secondary forms like fuels and electricity, and then transmitted through various channels to supply power to our homes, businesses, automobiles and lives. Energy sources are categorized as renewable and non-renewable.

Renewable (or clean) energy comes from natural sources that are continually replenished. Examples include solar, wind, water and geothermal. Fossil fuels (coal oil and natural gas) are not renewable since they form more slowly than we do.

Solar energy can either be harnessed in huge solar power plants or on one roof. It can also be transformed into photovoltaic solar power, which produces electricity directly. Water can be harnessed in order to generate hydropower, or it can be utilized for tide and wave energy. Geothermal power is derived from underground reservoirs of hot waters. Bioenergy is derived from many organic sources like woody crops as well as dung from livestock and human wastes.

Renewable energy is not just green but also more affordable than fossil fuels. Renewable energy is costly and requires an extensive infrastructure to harvest and distribute the energy. This can result in challenging trade-offs based on environmental economic, social, and environmental factors. The advancement of these technologies continues to expand and they are advancing against traditional fuels. Renewables could even be cheaper in the long run than coal and oil.