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Learning About Renewable Energy

provides basic information about solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, and geothermal power. See a video on how solar panels work. Learn about advanced vehicles, alternative fuels, energy delivery and storage, and more. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy)

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Interesting Fact:

A flywheel is a cylinder that spins at very high speeds, storing kinetic (movement) energy. A flywheel can be combined with a device that operates either as an electric motor that accelerates the flywheel to store energy or as a generator that produces electricity from the energy stored in the flywheel.
These wind turbines near Lamar, Colorado, each can produce 150 megawatts of electricity.

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