21 Renewable Energy Advantages and Disadvantages

What is Renewable Energy?

Sources of Renewable Energy

  • Wind: This takes advantage of wind motion to generate electricity. The heat brings about wind motion from the sun, and rotation of the earth, mainly via the Coriolis Effect. The most widespread sources of renewable energy include:
  • Solar: It taps heat from the sun to produce electricity, heating, lighting homes and commercial buildings.
  • Hydropower: Utilises moving water to produce electricity. Moving water creates high energy that can be harnessed and turned into power.
  • Ocean: Takes advantage of the rising and falling of tides to generate electricity
  • Geothermal: Leverages heat from underneath the earth to generate electricity.

14 Advantages of renewable energy

#1 Renewable energy will never run out

#2 Renewable Energy is Reliable

#3 The maintenance requirements of renewable energy are lower

#4 Renewables save money and provide profitability

#5 Renewable energy has numerous health and environmental benefits

#6 Renewable energy builds stronger communities

#7 Renewables lower reliance on foreign energy sources

#8 Renewable Energy has stabilised Global Energy Prices

#9 Renewable energy leads to job creation

#10 Renewable energy is a technology

#11 Renewable energy is offered in many formats

#12 Risk management and resilience

#13 Renewable energy for corporate social responsibility and positive public relations

#14 Improved employee engagement

8 Disadvantages of renewable energy

#1 High upfront capital outlay for renewable energy

#2 Intermittency issues of renewable energy

#3 Storage capabilities needed to support renewable energy

#4 Geographic limitations of renewable energy

#5 Renewable energy has low-efficiency Levels

#6 Not Always a Commercially viable Option

#7 It Still Generates Pollution

Usage of Renewable Energy

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Andrew Crabtree

Andrew Crabtree

Husband, Dad, Programme Manager in the Nuclear Industry | ex-pro rugby player, 4x Ironman finisher, ex-Bank Manager | getintonuclear.com

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