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By: Hamda Yousef Al Hanaee H00292412
For Mr. Patrick Berting
November 9, 2015
Title: Alternative Energy
Student name: Hamda Yousef Hamad Al Hanaee ID: H00292412
The Current Problem in our community is the Alternative energy because it’s difficult to generate because they are using traditional fossil fuel Generators and oil to make energy but from 2011 Abu-Dhabi think that we can’t count on oil just and we want a clean energy do not effects at the environment. (Erman, 2015)According to Schwarzenegger (n.d) “
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/arnoldschw458031.html?src=t_renewable_energyThe future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy”.. . Usable power (such as heat or electricity) that comes from a renewable or green resource <But for this to happen, the price of alternative energy—such as solar, wind, tidal, biofuels and geothermal—will need to come down. — Wal Van Lierop, CanWest News Service, 23 Mar. 2010> <Belgrave, in turn, funds projects around the world that promote alternative energy, such as wind farms in China and India. (Fiedler & Spectator, 2010).Why is alternative energy so important today? First, and perhaps most important, we are in danger of ruining the planet's climate through carbon dioxide emissions. If we continue to use fossil fuels, we may increase the temperature of the planet in ways that will harm us and our entire ecosystem. Second, we cannot keep using fossil fuels forever. They will eventually run out, even as the population of Earth grows. For both these reasons, we need to find other sources of energy that do not emit carbon dioxide when used. (pohnpei397, 2010). In this essay, I will discuss about the advantages and the disadvantages of these energies (Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Geothermal) and little information about Masdar city.
I would like to discuss the 2 of 4 of the big problems that effects on solar power and on how its work, the first big problem is report generation: it’s taking a lot of time to generate a report and they need to manage their PV assets. The second big problem is wasted time, there are some of the people they don’t know how many hours approximately they spent on monthly reports for each solar PV plant. For example according to Fritjof Capra (n.d)“George Stephenson, with a sagacity of mind in advance of the science of his day, answered, when asked what was the ultimate cause of motion of his locomotive engine, ‘that it went by the bottled-up rays of the sun.” (Pickerel, 2015). First of all I will explain 3 of 5 advantages of solar power, The Solar energy is free although there is a cost in the building of ‘collectors’ and other equipment required to convert solar energy into electricity or hot water by this I mean that we can freely collect the sun lights by the panels and make it an energy. Another advantage is that solar energy does not cause pollution. However, solar collectors and other associated equipment / machines are manufactured in factories that in turn cause some pollution . Solar energy can be used in remote areas where it is too expensive to extend the electricity power grid because the panels that convert the sun lights must be in specific place and point to collect the power. (Rayan, n.d.)
I will discuss 3 advantages out of 5 for the wind energy. First, wind energy is friendly to the surrounding environment, as no fossil fuels are burnt to generate electricity from wind energy an example of this is that they using
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_turbinewind turbines or
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailsails to produce mechanical or
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_powerelectrical power. The second advantage is Wind turbines take up less space than the average power station. Windmills only have to occupy a few square meters for the base, this allows the land around the turbine to be used for many purposes, for example agriculture. Finally, newer technologies are making the extraction of wind energy much more efficient. The wind is free, and we are able to cash in on this free source of energy. (Bratley, 2013). I will explain 5 out of 10 disadvantages, wind energy requires expensive storage during peak production time. The second disadvantage it is unreliable energy source as winds are uncertain and unpredictable also there are visual and aesthetic impact on region. The other two disadvantages is requires large open areas for setting up wind farms, Noise pollution problem is usually associated with wind mills. Finally, wind energy can be harnessed only in those areas where wind is strong enough and weather is windy for most parts of the year. (Sparrow , n.d)
I will explain 3 disadvantage out of 6 for the Geothermal Energy. First of all, Transportation in Geothermal Energy cannot transported easily because the toxic substances getting released into the atmosphere. The most important point is that the geothermal energy can release harmful gases to the air and cause air pollution. At the end these bad gases and harmful toxic can run out of the steam and kill animals. (Disadvantages Of Geothermal Energy, n.d). To begin with the 3 advantages out of 5, first the resulting energy is environmentally clean. Unlike the use of nuclear power and fossil fuels or oil, this kind of energy it’s almost 100% clean. Second geothermal power plants are unaffected by weather and night cycle/day. Unlike solar panels that use solar energy, which is currently dependent on the sun and light. At the last, geothermal energy is cheaper. It is more advantageous than the energy obtained on coals. The resulting energy is environmentally clean. Unlike the use of nuclear power and fossil fuels or oil, this kind of energy it’s almost 100% clean. (Geothermal Energy | Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy, n.d)
I will explain 2 advantages out of 5 for the Biomass Energy. First biomass energy can be used for power generation, space heating also transportation applications. At the next advantage this energy can be processed into a syngas or liquid fuel, additionally this energy become from the land and when the animals and humans decays. (Power, n.d). I will explain 3 disadvantage out of 6 for the Biomass Energy. First of all, Land used for energy crops maybe in demand for other purposes, such as faming, conservation, housing, resort or agricultural use. The second point Some Biomass conversion projects are from animal wastes and are relatively small and therefore are limited. At the last, they must do research because Research is needed to reduce the costs of production of Biomass based fuels. Additionally, Expensive and Requires Space also the land used for energy crops maybe in demand for other purposes, such as faming, conservation, housing, resort or agricultural use. (Maehlum , 2013) (tripod, n.d)
Masdar City is the only city in UAE uses this alternative energy , also Masdar City use the alternative energy at the building as a source of electricity and its clean and clear city from pollution. “Masdar City is setting a global benchmark in resource efficiency through its use of innovative design practices and technologies,” said HE Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and CEO of Masdar in a recent press. (n.d)
Masdar is one of Mubadala company, and was established in 2006.Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company with a mission to invest, incubate and establish a commercially viable new-energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Masdar also plays an important role in extending Abu Dhabi’s energy leadership beyond hydrocarbons, thereby supporting economic diversification and human capital development... The company serves as a link between today’s fossil-fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Masdar is organized around five main business units, including an independent, research-driven graduate university. By adopting an integrated, holistic business model, Masdar is uniquely positioned to meet the changing needs of the evolving industry, keeping the company at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.
In conclusion, this essay has explained the importance of the alternative energy today and in the future. And in this report I’ve discussed different types of alternative energy and they are many source of energy such as solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and biomass energy and we have seen their advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion we should save the energy and we use it wisely to have a clean environment also we can live healthier without any diseases. How much more we will have to wait for this (Green Future).
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pohnpei397. (2010, January 22). Why is important to find alternative energy sources? Retrieved November 8, 2015, from www.enotes.com: http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/why-important-find-alternative-energy-sources-132419
Power, A. C. (n.d). UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBAN. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Biomass Energy Technologies: http://www.uaf.edu/files/acep/Lecture-Series-Biomass-Presentation.pdf
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Hamda Yousef H00292412rgy economy of the future. Masdar is organized around five main business units, including an independent, research-driven graduate university. By adopting an integrated, holistic business model, Masdar is uniquely positioned to meet the changing needs of the evolving industry, keeping the company at the forefront of the global clean energy industry.
In conclusion, this