Key Types of Alternative Energy With a Potential to be Never-Ending. Pt2

A comprehensive overview of 2 types of green energy, their advantages and disadvantages

Elena Beliaeva-Baran
9 min readSep 18


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The search for endless, renewable sources of energy has taken center stage in a society that is struggling with the pressing need for sustainable solutions. A global trend toward alternative energy sources that are not only clean but also appear to have no end has been brought on by the demands of climate change, resource scarcity, and the environmental cost of fossil fuels. This essay sets off on a voyage into the exciting world of renewable energy, looking at the kinds of electricity that have the potential to last forever.

The importance of energy sustainability cannot be stressed as people’s awareness of the limited nature of our planet’s resources grows. Traditional energy sources must not just be replaced; we must also rethink how we produce and use energy, striving for options that are more sustainable.


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Hydropower uses the kinetic energy of moving water to produce electricity. Potential sources of electricity include dams, rivers, and even the tides of the ocean.

It is one of the oldest and most popular renewable energy sources in the world. Hydropower plants are often constructed next to rivers, dams, or other substantial water sources.

Tidal and Wave Energy: Ocean tides and waves are used to generate energy in tidal and wave energy systems. In coastal areas, these sources are particularly promising.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC): OTEC devices generate power using the temperature differential between warm surface waters and chilly deep ocean waters.

Salinity Gradient Power: This new device uses the difference in salt content between freshwater and saltwater sources, such as rivers and oceans, to harvest energy.

Here’s an overview of how hydropower works and its main components:

  1. Water Source: Hydropower production requires a…



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