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The Most Commonly Used Types of Renewable Energy

Washakie Renewable Energy

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Washakie Renewable Energy was established in 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. By using virgin vegetable oils, used cooking oil, and grease, Washakie Renewable Energy produces environmentally friendly biodiesel, a renewable energy that is a clean-burning alternative fuel. Here are some of the most common types of renewable energy used around the world today.

1. Biomass and biofuel energy use such resources as cooking oils, processed wood, farm waste, and algae to produce heat and power. Both living and recently living organisms are used as resources to create bio-energy.
2. Solar power technology converts energy from the sun into electricity or a heat/cooling source. Besides the well-known solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that generate electricity, solar thermal hot water, space heating, and air-conditioning systems are available.
3. The most widely used alternative energy source, hydropower most often involves using dams and diverting river water to drive turbines. As another method of hydropower, pumped-storage hydro plants pump the same water over and over between reservoirs at differing elevations to generate and store energy.