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Different types of power and Energy along with different ways to store them.

Different types of power and Energy along with different ways to store them.

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  • 1. Power And Energy By: Andrew, Eric and Dakota
  • 2. Fossil Fuels
    • Fossil Fuels are formed by anaerobic decomposition (turned into fossil) of buried dead organisms that are hundreds of millions of years old. (That is how they got the name “fossil” fuels)
    • Fossil fuels can be burned, producing carbon dioxide and water, to power cars and other machines.
    • Fossil fuels can be stored in great quantities in very large tanks
  • 3. Biomass
    • Biomass is a renewable energy source that is made of biological material derived from living or recently living organisms (plants or animals (food, wood, manure). Some forms of biomass can be used to power cars!
    • Large levels of biomass can be stored in sheds (wood) and other greenhouse-like structures.
  • 4. Geothermal
    • Geothermal energy is power from heat underground such as hot springs or magma pockets. Geothermal energy is renewable, cost efficient and reliable. The geysers that power geothermal energy are most found near tectonic plates.
    • The steam could be pressurized and stored in huge hot water tanks.
  • 5. Hydropower
    • Hydropower harnesses the power of rivers or other moving water to power generators which produce environmentally friendly electricity. This includes tidal power which harnesses the power of the tides. Most Hydropower plants create dams to build up water pressure so more electricity can be produced.
    • Hydropower electricity, like solar, can also be stored in huge batteries and used later.
  • 6. Solar
    • Solar power uses the natural ultraviolet rays from the sun and converts the energy into electricity. Solar power is completely renewable and eco-friendly. Some cars and homes are powered by the sun.
    • solar energy can be stored in batteries and stored away for the future.
  • 7. Liquid Biofuel
    • A renewable form of automobile fuel that uses organic material such as vegetable oil or alcohol. Little or no modification to the automobile is needed to use biofuel as long as the car has a diesel engine.
    • Biofuel can be stored in tanks the same way gasoline or other fossil fuels can.
  • 8. Wind Power
    • Wind power uses the natural force of the wind to turn huge turbines that power generators. They are very wide, tall and produce about 1.5-3 megawatts each. They are almost completely environmentally friendly.
    • Since wind power makes electricity, it can be stored the same way as solar power/ hydropower.
  • 9. Nuclear
    • Nuclear energy is made by either splitting or fusing atoms. The energy levels can be enormous. Nuclear energy sometimes gives off dangerous levels of radiation (Gamma Rays). There are huge power plants that produce this energy. Nuclear power is mainly used to power huge navy ships (subs, air carriers).
    • Large nuclear power plants turn the nuclear energy directly into electricity so, again, it can be stored in batteries.
  • 10. Information gathered from Wikipedia http:// www.wikipedia.org /