Energy Challenge

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Unformatted text preview: to run it And it’s a clean source of energy Wind technology: Turbine sizes and applications: Small Intermediate Large Pros: Commercially viable and cost- competitive in many locations Fastest growing renewable power source Global experience using policies to promote wind energy Cons: Emissions- free, and not susceptible to fuel price and volatility Promise for many developing countries Disrupting birds’ air path Aesthetics Offshore wind: Benefit of being closer to load in many cases But much more expensive Solar: Flat plate photovoltaics (PV) Semiconductor devices that directly convert sunlight into electricity Crystalline silicon solar cells: Most widespread use Thin film solar cell Solar th...
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