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Energy 3

Energy, Grid, Renewable

QuestionAnswer
% of energy from solar and wind 4%
Why are solar & wind unreliable Depend on the weather
After Power Plant where does energy go Large Transmission Towers
Volts must be ________ when traveling long distances High
What do substations do to volts Bring volts down
Substations bring volts where before they enter homes Transformers (box in yards or on poles)
Transformers do what to voltage before entering homes Bring volts down to 110.
The biggest engineering achievement of the 20th Century is The Grid
Geothermal Type of energy found under ground
Solar Sun power which uses silicon
Biomass Burning of natural material
Hydro power Water spins turbines inside a generator to make electricity
Wind power Wind spins a turbine inside a generator to produce electricity
Renewable Energy or Clean Energy Made from nature, can be replaced, does not pollute, BUT can not be stored.
Created by: ckasper