Five Energy Sources
1. Solar Power
Solar power is created by converting sunlight into electricity. The conversion can be made in two different ways.
One way is to use photovoltaic methods with solar panels.
A second method is to use mirrors or lenses to focus sunlight into a narrow beam.
Want to learn more? Watch this video.
Check out this graphic for more information on how solar panels work.
2. Wind Power
Wind power is created by converting the energy of the wind into some kind of useful energy.
The conversion can be made in several ways such as using giant wind turbines to make electricity or using windmills for mechanical energy.
To learn more about wind turbines and how they work, check out this animated info-graphic.
5. Plant Power
Plant material, or biomass, can be processed to produce fuels like ethanol and biodiesel.
Microorganisms can be used to break down plant material, such as corn and sugar cane.