Renewable Energy MA
Renewable energy sources are generated from resources that are continuously replenished through natural processes. Some people prefer to use them as they are cheaper compared to their non-renewable counterparts. They are also environment-friendly as they do not produce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution.
Homeowners who use renewables tend to have a more energy efficient house. Together with efficient appliances, they can definitely enjoy lower bills. If you are always receiving high power bills, consider the help of Revise. We can do an assessment and help you have a more comfortable and efficient home.
Types of Massachusetts Renewable & Clean Energy Sources
Types of renewables can be found in and generated from different sources. Here are some of these Massachusetts renewable sources:
- Solar Power
Solar power is also known as photovoltaic or PV. With the use of solar panels, sunlight can be converted into MA renewable power. The cells of the solar panels absorb the photons from the sunlight and convert them into electrons.
You can install solar panels in your home. These panels are often installed on the roof where it can get the most sunlight to generate your power needs.
- Biomass Energy
Biomass is the most widely used. It uses organic materials that come from plants and animals to produce power.
Biomass has already been used for centuries such as burning wood. These days, however, newer methods have been developed to produce power from biomass without producing carbon dioxide.
The agricultural, industrial, and domestic wastes are converted into solid, liquid, and gas fuel. This way, people can generate power from biomass with lesser effect on the environment.
- Biofuel Energy
Biofuel is another form of energy that is produced by biomass. Liquid biofuels can be a type of transportation fuel that can are used as an alternative to petroleum products. Solid biofuels are used to provide heat for cooking and to generate electricity. Gaseous biofuels are also used to generate electricity.
- Wind Power
This method refers to generating electricity by using air flow from the Earth’s atmosphere. Compared to other forms of renewables, this power is a more reliable source as it is consistent every year.
To generate electricity from this source, people use turbines. They use aerodynamic force that can turn the force from the gusts into electricity. People often call these turbines as windmills. However, windmills are not used to generate electricity and are used to produce mechanical power.
- Hydroelectric Energy
Hydroelectric energy is also called hydroelectric power or hydroelectricity. It harnesses the power of water in motion to generate electricity. Through dams and barriers, people can control the flow of water by creating a turbine. With this turbine, power is produced.
Hydroelectric can sometimes be more reliable as it allows power to be stored for future use. If in case the demand for hydroelectric power increases, people can release more water from the dam to generate more electricity.
- Tidal Power
Tidal power is another form of hydroelectric power that can produce energy. It converts the force in moving tidal waters into electricity. With tidal, people can predict when to capture the energy as they know when the tides come and go.
Tides are created by the gravitational forces exerted by the sun, the moon, and the Earth’s rotation. As a result of these gravitational forces, the coastlines experience high tides or low tides every day. To produce electricity, the difference in water level should be at least 5 meters high.
- Geothermal Energy
Geothermal is another type of energy source that uses heat from the Earth. The natural heat below the earth’s surface can be harnessed to heat homes directly or to generate electricity. Geothermal may also be used for heat pumps. This natural heat is usually from hot springs or magma conduits.
A geothermal power plant can produce electricity in different ways. It can collect rising steam from the ground that is funneled directly to a turbine that drives the electric generator. Other power plants like flash steam power plants use a mixture of steam and heated water to generate electricity.
- Natural Gas
Natural gas is said to be the cleanest fossil fuel found on Earth. It is colorless and odorless in its natural state. Renewable natural gas is also known as biomethane.
Gas is produced through the decomposition of organic matter. Natural gas are commonly produced by landfills, food wastes, crop residuals, and animal manure.
Get in Touch With Revise for a Home Energy Assessment
If you want to make sure that your home is energy efficient, consider the energy assessment service offered by Revise. Through this assessment, we can determine how to make your home more energy efficient and help you save on your electric bill.
We can recommend different efficient appliances that may be better for your home. Moreover, we can also help you in making the switch to using renewables.
The Revise team can also determine if your home needs to be insulated to make it more efficient. Contact us to learn more about our services!