Solar and Renewable Energy

Unlike fossil fuels, which are exhaustible, renewable energy sources regenerate and can be sustained indefinitely. US Energy Information Administration. (2013, September 27). Renewable energy sources-energy explained-your guide to understanding energy.

Definition of Solar & Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable energy (sources) or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy, from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, wave power, flowing water (hydropower), biological processes such as anaerobic digestion, and geothermal heat flow.

The most common definition is that renewable energy is from an energy resource that is replaced by a natural process at a rate that is equal to or faster than the rate at which that resource is being consumed. Renewable energy is a subset of sustainable energy. 

From Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy. (n.d.). http://www.folkecenter.net/gb/overview/definitions/ 

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