Renewable EnergyRenewable energy, will it power you?
History/Timeline• 200 B.C.- Europeans use water to power mills.• 10th century- Windmills built in Persia to grind grain and pump water.• 1590’s- Dutch build windmills for multiple uses.• 1850’s- Windmill becomes popular water pumping tool of western homesteader and railroad builders.• 1860-First solar power to generate electricity.• Dec. 20 1951- First nuclear power reacto to generate.• And Much More…..
Overview• We are running out of resources and the only way get more is to re-use them. That is where renewable energy comes in and saves the day. Other sources of energy are polluting, expensive, and is making the United States to dependent on other countries for the energy we are using.
Personal Connection• This is connecting to me personally because they are putting up wind-turbine in Riverton. That is where I hunt and try to shoot big bucks.
L ocation• The 3 largest locations of renewable energy are listed below. • 100 miles west of Dallas-47,000 acres, the largest wind-farm on the planet. • Skegness, England – Largest offshore wind-farm. • Bretagne, France- Largest Rance Tidal Barrage.
Worst Affected Areas• United States- Highest ranked in onshore wind, solar, and biomass. #1• Germany- #2 in wind, solar, and biomass.
Solutions• NIMBY- Not In My Backyard, they are people that don’t want any renewable energy sources in their backyard.We also could become completely dependent on renewable energy.
Aid O rganizations• NREL- Only federal laboratory dedicated to research, development, commercialization, and deployment.
F i nanci al I mpact• $28.1 billion- Wind converters• $23,703,882- Towers• $152,928,268- Total equipment costs• That is just a little bit of the costs for one wind-turbine.
Human Impact• The human impact is very good because there is no pollution to the soil, air, or water.