There are a range of renewable energy resources available. These are solar, wind, wave, tidal, geothermal and hydroelectric.
Solar energy involves harnessing energy from the sun using panels and converting it into electricity.
The main advantages of solar energy is that it is infinite. Individual buildings can potentially power themselves using solar panels. Land where turbines have been located can also be used for farming.
The main disadvantages of solar energy is that it is expensive to set up.
Wind energy involves harnessing the energy of wind via turbines. The wind turns the turbine which then generates electricity.
The main advantages of wind energy is that it is potentially infinite.
The main disadvantages of wind energy include the initial expense of the wind turbine, the opposition from local residents to wind turbines and it is not always windy!