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Generation and Types of Renewables

Electricity Generation

  • The end goal of all renewable technologies is the generation of electricity. Electricity is a secondary form of energy—an energy carrier, in contrast to primary sources like natural gas and solar—and is neither renewable nor nonrenewable. From its generation at power plants, electricity is distributed to residences and commercial venues by a web of transmission lines known as the grid.
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Types of Renewable Energy