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A non-renewable resource is a natural resource that cannot be re-made or re-grown at a scale comparable to its consumption. In addition, Nuclear Energy, Coal/Petroleum/Gas (Fossil Fuels), and Coal are all examples of this non-renewable resource. Nuclear energy, uses Uranium to create energy, and is a non-renewable resource because once the Uranium is used, it is gone. Coal, Petroleum, and Natural Gas are considered non-renewable because they cannot be replenished in a short period of time; these are called “Fossil Fuels”.
On the other hand, natural resources that can be replenished in a short period of time are called renewable resources. In addition, Solar, Wind, Water (hydroelectric), Geothermal,…show more content…
Solar cells or photovoltaic cells are a term given to materials that are able to generate electricity by absorbing light. This is done through the photoelectric effect, which was first explained by Einstein in 1905 and won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 (“How Do Solar Vehicles Work”). Therefore, the electrical energy formed will be applied to the charged batteries and will be used to run the motor which serves as an engine and moves the vehicle in a reverse or forwards motor, and the shaft of the motor will be connected to the rear wheel of the vehicle through chain sprocket (Yogesh Sunil). Hence, the batteries will be initially fully charged and thereafter are charged by panels. This helps in completing the charging & discharging cycle of the batteries, which are very important for proper working of batteries.
Moreover, solar vehicles are the future of the automobile industry as they are highly practical and can be easily manufactured. In addition, the main advantages of a solar vehicle are that they are very economical and pollution less. However, there are some disadvantages of a small speed range and a high initial cost. Other than that, solar vehicles require less maintenance and are very user friendly (Yogesh Sunil). Thereupon, this is known to be the only solution to the increasing in pollution levels from automobiles today.
Show MoreRenewable resources between the good and the bad When we turn on a light, or when we cook, or when we drive our cars we are using energy, but have we ever thought from where this energy comes from?. Energy is the primary force in the universe, all life forms, from a single-celled microbe to elephants, exists in a continuous cycle of energy consumption. Humans work in the same way as other species. Human communities’ uses energy to survive, some of this energy can only be obtained for period of time before it is completely depleted. The Earth’s resources of energy exists in nature such as trees, rivers, coals , and wild life. People use two forms of energy. Non- renewable energy is a nature resource that cannot be grown or regenerate, such…show more content…
“The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehensive and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evaluate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information....” (U.S Energy Information Administration)
EIA statistics of energy sources consumption in USA for the year 2012 showed that petroleum was consumed with amount of %36 of the total energy consumption, natural gas (%26), coal (%20), and renewable resources only (%9). (U.S Energy Information Administration). It is pretty obvious that the usage of renewable energy is not equivalent to the usage of non-renewable energy. There are many different types of renewable energy sources including biomass, wind, solar, and hydro power. Wood have been used by early humans and it is still the largest renewable energy source used today. (The Environmental Literacy Council) one of the great features of renewable sources that they are replenshiable and climate friendly. Most renewable energy sources do not produce greenhouse gas during energy production, but they can consume a large amount of energy during their construction and initial set up. (The Environmental Literacy Council). A wind turbine can nearly take 7 months of producing energy in order to be built, but wind turbine can produce over 30 times this amount of energy over the course of its lifetime. (The Environmental Literacy Council) Therefore, even though a lot of