Ch 81: Basics of Renewable Resources

About This Chapter

As part of your studies, these lessons will help you review the basics of renewable resources, including the pros and cons of solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy and tidal energy.

Basics of Renewable Resources - Chapter Summary

Study these short, engaging and mobile-device-compatible lesson videos to study the different types of renewable sources of energy. With these lessons, you will be able to follow along with our professional instructors as they explain:

  • The difference between active and passive solar heating
  • The pros and cons of wind energy
  • The advantages and disadvantages of hydropower
  • The pros and cons of using geothermal energy
  • The advantages and disadvantages of harnessing tidal energy

Following your review of these lessons, use the transcripts to reinforce your understanding of the material presented in them. Discover more about topics you don't understand by completing the lesson quizzes. If you find a topic that confuses you be sure to use the teacher tabs to ask our instructors for assistance.

5 Lessons in Chapter 81: Basics of Renewable Resources
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Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

1. Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

Solar energy is the energy we harness from the sun. We can use this energy to heat our homes. Learn about the design elements needed for passive solar heating and the equipment needed for active solar heating.

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

2. Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

Wind energy is a renewable form of energy that involves harnessing the natural energy of the wind. Learn how wind is used to generate electricity and the pros and cons of this energy source.

Hydropower: Pros and Cons

3. Hydropower: Pros and Cons

Hydropower is power generated from moving water. Learn how this energy from water can be harnessed by hydropower plants to generate electricity as well as the pros and cons of this renewable energy source.

Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

4. Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

Geothermal energy is heat energy that is stored within the earth. Learn the methods being used to tap into this thermal energy to heat buildings and generate electricity as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this renewable energy source.

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

5. Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

The tides move a massive amount of water, and the energy from this moving water, known as tidal energy, can be captured and converted into electricity. Learn how tidal energy works and the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source.

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