Appendix A

Power from Renewable Energy

A.1 Introduction

Renewable energy resources are those that come from natural energy flows of the earth such as solar, wind, geothermal, ocean thermal, tides, waves, hydraulic, agricultural residue, firewood, plant growth, animal dung, municipal wastes, and even domestic garbage. They naturally occur, recur, sometimes periodically, do not deplete, are almost inexhaustible, replenished constantly, and are free for the taking [1]. They are also called alternate sources of energy or non-conventional sources of energy.

By and large, renewable energy sources, with the exception of biomass, are clean, almost never causing environmental pollution be it thermal, chemical, dust bearing, toxic wastes, or obnoxious ...

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