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Compare and contrast two (2) of the following alternative energy sources: wind energy, solar energy, hydropower (stream), tidal power, biofuel, or geothermal energy. Discuss which energy source would be best suited for your home based on cost and availability.

Aug 23rd, 2015

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Differences

Hydropower is the source of energy that is derived from running or falling water and harnessed for purposes like lighting while geothermal is the thermal energy that is derived from the earth.

Hydropower is generated from water and not stored on the earth while geothermal is stored on the earth

Hydropower does not determine the temperature of matter while geothermal determines.

hydropower can cause bigger environmental damage , geothermal is suitable only to areas near tectonic plates

Similarities

Both provides renewable source of energy that do not emit poisonous CO2

both have installation costs

maintenance cost is low for both of them


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