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  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}]Nighttime lighting is base load , AC is peak | Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr/Creative Commons ... a power plant's output: " base load " and " peaking ," a.k.a. "peaker." Some plants, like coal-fired and nuclear power ...
  • ... sources of energy, geothermal offers the possibility of base load power production: a geothermal plant could in theory run nearly ...
  • ... transmission, and consumption. As we note in our explainer on The Grid, the traditional electricity transmission model ... of miles to distribution grids in cities and other " load centers." In other words, all the generation is at one end of the chain, ...
  • ... Crypt/Flickr/Creative Commons License If you read enough news articles about renewable energy development, eventually you'll see a ... plant will produce X megawatts of electricity, enough to power X thousand homes." Reporters are generally encouraged to translate ...
  • ... strikes semiconductors that turn light into electrical power . Solar thermal harnesses solar radiation as heat. We'll take a look at ... and found application in the space program as a power source for the first satellites. The first PV units that were cheap ...
  • ... way to convert our transportation to a renewable energy base would be to reorganize our cities and towns so that people lived closer ... Attempts to convert our cars and trucks to renewable power sources come in two basic forms: electric vehicles and ... sources. Electric vehicles Running a vehicle on electric power offers the possibility of using the renewable portion of the electrical ...
  • ... factor | Photo: K Ali/Flickr/Creative Commons License News stories about renewable energy installations -- or other power plants, for that matter -- often mention building a certain number of ...
  • ... Commons License Solar and wind power are intermittent. When the sun goes down, or when the wind stops, solar and wind power facilities cease to generate power . Sometimes we can predict when that happens, as for example when the ...
  • ... doing without. Privation. Freezing in the dark. The good news is that we can conserve energy without giving up much in the way of ... use less fuel. Industry and government have it in their power to conserve a majority of the energy Americans waste. But individuals ...
  • KCET.ORG LAUNCHES 'REWIRE' TRACKING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CALIFORNIABurbank, CA - August 2, ... covering the California environment, shares the latest news concerning all aspects of renewable energy. From the effects of wind ... visitors can learn about all renewable energy topics with " explainers ", which provide definitions of frequently used terms such as ...

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