Fun Facts

Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower.  Please look below to learn a fun fact about each resource.

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Solar Power

Enough sunlight falls on the Earth’s surface every hour to meet world energy demand for an entire year.

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Wind Power

An average wind speed of 14 miles per hour is needed to convert wind energy into electricity.

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Geothermal Energy

Volcanoes and geysers are examples of geothermal energy.

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Biomass Energy

Have you ever been camping and roasted some marshmallows over an open fire?  When biomass energy is burned it releases heat, just like the wood logs in your campfire.

 
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Hydro Power

“Hydro” means “water” in Greek-so “hydro power” is made from water.  Ancient Egyptians used water wheels for grinding grain.