Glossary:Renewable energy sources
Renewable energy sources, also called renewables, are energy sources that replenish (or renew) themselves naturally. Typical examples are solar energy, wind and biomass .
Renewable energy sources include the following:
- Non-combustible renewables
- Hydropower: the electricity generated from the potential and kinetic energy of water in hydroelectric plants (the electricity generated in pumped storage plants is not included);
- Tide, wave, ocean energy: mechanical energy derived from tidal movement, wave motion or ocean current and exploited for electricity generation
- Geothermal energy: the energy available as heat from within the earth’s crust, usually in the form of hot water or steam;
- Wind energy: the kinetic energy of wind converted into electricity in wind turbines;
- Solar energy: solar thermal energy (radiation exploited for solar heat) and solar photo-voltaic for electricity production.
- Combustible renewables
- Energy Statistics - quantities (ESMS metadata file — nrg_10_esms)