There are a range of renewable energy resources available. These include solar, wind, wave, tidal, geothermal and hydroelectric.
Solar energy involves harnessing energy from the sun using panels and converting it into electricity.
The main advantage 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 disadvantage 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 advantage 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!
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