Geothermal Energy

Posted August 29th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is energy that determines the temperature of matter. Earth’s geothermal energy originates from the original formation of the planet, from radioactive decay of minerals and from volcanic activity. The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the […]

Wind Power

Posted August 22nd, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Wind Power

Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, and produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmission network. The construction of wind farms is not universally welcomed because of their […]

Solar Energy

Posted August 15th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Solar Energy

In today’s climate of growing energy needs and increasing environmental concern, alternatives to the use of non-renewable and polluting fossil fuels must be investigated. One such alternative is solar energy. Solar energy is quite simply the energy produced directly by the sun and collected elsewhere, normally the Earth. The sun creates its energy through a […]

Biomass

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Biomass

In many developing countries wood has been used as a fuel. The situation is growing so desperate that wood is poached from forest reserves. As a result the ecosystem is degrading deplorably. So, in order to protect the natural environment, there is every necessity of producing alternative sources of energy for the needs of the […]

Hydroelectric Power

Posted August 1st, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric power is the production of power by using the gravitational force of falling or flowing water, which is the most widely used form of renewable energy. Most hydro electricity comes from dammed water which is released to drive a water turbine and generator. The energy created by the moving water depends on the volume […]

Coal Energy

Posted July 25th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Coal Energy

Coal is the product of ancient plant remains that have been compacted and altered by heat and pressure over millions of years. Its formation start within swamp ecosystems, where plants die and are subsequently covered with water and dirt. Being buried under increasingly thicker layers, the dead plant matter is tightly compacted and undergoes structural […]

Natural Gas As An Energy Source

Posted July 18th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Natural Gas As An Energy Source

Natural gas is an extremely important source of energy for reducing pollution and maintaining a clean and healthy environment. The use of natural gas also offers a number of environmental benefits when compared to other sources of energy, particularly other fossil fuels. When most people hear the term natural gas energy, they seem to think […]

Perpetual Motion Machine Advantages

Posted July 11th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
Perpetual Motion Machine Advantages

Electricity plays an important role in our lives by enhancing our productivity, comfort, safety, health, and economic well-being. We live with the benefits of electricity everyday, so much so that we take it for granted – we just assume that when we plug our devices into a wall outlet, power will be there. This is […]

The Perpetual Motion Machine

Posted July 4th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
The Perpetual Motion Machine

The making of a Perpetual Motion Machine has always been a fantastic dream among individuals and scientists around the globe. The were many attempts throughout history with the same result. The existence of the Perpetual Motion Machine has been generally accepted as being impossible according to the accepted laws of physics. In particular, most scientists […]

The Nuclear Reactor

Posted June 27th, 2011 by Stephen Ogunyiola
The Nuclear Reactor

A nuclear reactor is a system that contains and controls sustained nuclear chain reactions. Reactors are used for generating electricity, moving aircraft carriers and submarines, producing medical isotopes for imaging and cancer treatment, and for conducting research. Its fuel is made up of heavy neutrons, placed into the reactor vessel along with small neutrons that […]

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