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Renewable Energy 2018-11-16T09:21:16+00:00

Renewable Options

Exciting advancements are being made and there are various renewable energy options for individuals and companies to consider. Among them are:

  • Solar (Photovoltaic, Solar water heating, Solar concentration)
  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Tidal

Renewable Options

Exciting advancements are being made and there are various renewable energy options for individuals and companies to consider. Among them are:

  • Solar (Photovoltaic, Solar water heating, Solar concentration)
  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Hydrothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Tidal

An oft-cited drawback to some (but not all) renewable energy sources is that they are intermittent. However, research into energy storage systems is booming as well and paying off handsomely in terms of options and prices. Costs vary greatly, but some new, combined renewable+storage systems – even when including capital costs that existing power plants have already paid off – are underpricing existing fossil fuel operating costs. Some examples (most of these are categories that have multiple instances) of storage systems include: Gravitational potential, Compressed air, Flywheel, Thermal, Electrochemical, Hydrogen, Biofuels, Supercapacitors.

Renewable Energy Factors

There are many things to consider when determining the best type of energy for you. What is available in your area and price are two obvious ones. Also important are price stability, reliability, efficiency, provider service, and environmental impacts. Priorities may vary, and attributes may change – but fortunately, with electricity, it is possible (though not always easy – at least, not yet) to change energy sources when desired.

Renewable Programs

Puget Sound Energy Launches Green Direct To Support 100% Renewable Goals
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced on Tuesday that the second round offering of its Green Direct project had been fully subscribed, with participants benefiting from a mixture of wind and solar  more »

Solutions Project
Right now, everything in our lives could be powered by clean, renewable energy. Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean energy for all  more »

Puget Sound Energy Renewable Programs
PSE offers voluntary renewable energy programs designed to keep sustainability within reach.  more »

Seattle City Light Renewable Programs
City Light offers customers several options to increase the supply of renewable energy and help protect the environment for future generations.  more »