Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

YOU MAY HAVE RELAXED IN A NATURAL HOT SPRINGS POOL. OR SEEN THE OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER BLASTING HOT WATER INTO THE AIR IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. BUT HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF WHERE ALL THAT HEAT COMES FROM? WELL, IT COMES FROM DEEP BENEATH THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH — AND IT’S CALLED GEOTHERMAL ENERGY……

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power

bjbj Take the natural heat from the sun, reflect it against a mirror, focus all of that heat on one area, send it through a power system, and you’ve got a renewable way of making electricity. It’s called concentrating solar power, or CSP. Now, there are many types of CSP technologies. Towers, dishes, linear mirrors,…

Energy 101: Solar PV

Energy 101: Solar PV

MR. : All right, we all know that the sun’s energy creates heat and light. But it can also be converted to make electricity, and lots of it. One technology is called solar photovoltaics or PV for short. You’ve probably seen PV panels around for years, but recent advancements have greatly improved their efficiency and…

Energy 101: Hydropower

Energy 101: Hydropower

People have been capturing the energy in moving water for thousands of years. And today, it’s still a powerful resource that can generate clean, renewable, and affordable electricity. You see, we harness energy from flowing water and convert it to electricity. That’s what we call hydroelectric power or hydropower. Water flows from a higher elevation…