The cost of electricity in the future, the price of renewable energy

The cost of electricity is a complex calculation. Using a number of assumptions it is possible to calculate the cost of producing electricity in a fixed situation but there are still external variables, especially in a lifetime cost calculation, which an owner has to evaluate with additional risk and sensitivity analysis. These include political factors […]

Renewable Energy

Most energy sources can be consumed in two ways, directly and indirectly when converted to another form of energy. For example, wood can be burned directly as a primary energy source to heat space, or it can be burned to produce heat to generate electricity, a secondary energy source. Likewise, geothermal energy can be used […]

The BioFuels Market

Biofuels are liquid fuels produced from biomass feedstocks through a number of chemical processes. The two main biofuels on the market are: Ethanol and its derivative ethyl tertiary butyl ether / ETBE produced from plant sugar Biodiesel produced from vegetable oil Other liquid biofuels have been researched but have not entered large scale commercial production. […]

Introduction to renewable energy

What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy which can be obtained from natural resources that can be constantly replenished. Any energy resource that is naturally regenerated over a short time scale and derived directly from the sun (such as thermal, photo-chemical, and photoelectric), indirectly from the sun (such as wind, hydro-power, and photosynthetic energy […]

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