Renewable energy solutions offer a wide range of alternative energy resources to choose from that will fit the location and the needs of each home. What sets power plants produced from sustainable energy is that it could provide energy to a much wider array of home appliances other than installing a compact solar or wind turbine.
Great Power Plants You Must Know
The largest solar energy energy plant is situated in California’s Mojave Desert. It has generated billions of kilowatts per hour for American household. The state has announced an additional 500MW additional this 2009 to follow the 64 MW solar panels installed last 2006. The 64 MW panels has powered 40, 000 additional homes in the state but having bigger plans for the future, the 500 MW solar panels promise a brighter future for solar panel technology.
The Rance tidal power plant is the first energy plant station that is powered by tidal energy. The energy dam sits on 750 meters long from the Berbis point in the west to Briantis point to the east of Rance River in Bretagne, France. Over all, the total estimated market cost of the Rance tidal power plant is roughly 94.5 million Euros. Rance makes up 0.012% of France’s energy production. Aside from it producing electricity for the country, the tidal energy plant is a featured tourist attraction in this side of France.
The Pampa wind Project is an ongoing project of the General Electrics Company to provide T. Boone Picken, a former Texan Oilman, 667 1.5 MW wind turbines for the Mesa Power LLP. If the project pushes through till 2014, it will not only be the world’s biggest wind turbine power plant but it will at the same time generate 1500 jobs during the construction of the wind energy station and support 720 jobs during it’s operation.
The Geysers is located 116 km north of San Francisco and is the largest geothermal power plant in the world. It consists of 22 separate geothermal plants with more than 350 producing wells. Within the Geysers, Calpine, the largest geothermal producer in the world owns 15 out of the 22 energy stations and produces 725 megawatts of electricity enough to power 725,000 homes in San Francisco.
Siemens Biomass energy plant has made use of the most abundant renewable energy resource in the face of the planet. Why is it the best among other? The Combined Heat energy station enables 90% of biogas is converted into electric power and useful heat. This reduces Greenhouse Gas emission in many cases by 30%. The plant has developed 5- 13 MW gas turbines in order to meet the demands in the market. With 50% of the input energy is consumed in heated water production and about 33% of the fuel transforms to electricity leaving only 17% of exhaust losses. Siemens also made good steps when it came to renewable energy marketing, hence attracting a lot of clients. Overall, the Siemens CHP power plant has provided clean cost efficient energy not only to Germany, but to other countries that have availed the same technology from Siemens.