Choosing farmland for the location of renewable energy is an ideal solution. Farmland is
often flat and unrestricted by trees and buildings, allowing solar panels and windmills to operate
effectively in open areas where available wind and sun is abundant. Energy from biomass is also ideal
on farms, as energy can be harvested and sold by a farmer to energy companies, or used on the farm to
power tractors, trucks and other farm machinery.
Types of Renewable Energy
- Solar - Energy from the sun can supply usable power such as heat or
electricity. Find information about solar energy technologies, ongoing research, policies and programs.
- Wind - The force of the wind can be converted into mechanical or
electrical power. Find information about wind power technologies, research, policies and programs.
- Hydro Power - Energy can be captured from the force of fast moving,
falling, or flowing water. Find information about hydropower technologies, ongoing research, policies
- Bio Energy - Fuels from farm products - energy from plants and animal
materials - are becoming increasingly important in world energy systems. Find information about biofuel
options and related technologies, research, policies and programs.
- Geothermal - Energy generated by the internal heat of the Earth can be
harnessed to supply heat and other usable energy. Find information about geothermal technologies,
ongoing research, policies and programs.
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