Renewable energy is energy that is constantly collected and from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, it is derived directly from solar, wind, rain, oceans (tides and waves), and geothermal heat.
Seismic Associates Ltd. are able to supply personnel who are adept and skilled in all aspects of renewable operations and would be pleased to assist your company on developing, installing or maintaining renewable projects.
Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas:
- Electricity generation
- Air and water heating/cooling
- Off-grid energy services
Electricity is most often generated at a power station by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fuelled by combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photovoltaics and geothermal power.
Air and water heating / cooling
Solar water heaters use the sun to heat a reserve of water, which can then be pumped through your radiators or out your faucets or showerheads. This system is much cheaper than using gas or electricity to heat your water, and is easier to install than solar panels. If you’re not willing to completely commit to powering your entire home with renewable energy, solar water heating can be a good alternative.
It might seem strange to use heat from the sun to cool your home, but that’s exactly what solar air conditioning does. Solar air conditioning uses the same principles of the solar water heater, but uses that hot water in an air conditioning system.
It seems clear that it is necessary to develop alternative energy sources for transportation to replace fossil fuel. Two promising technologies are electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Developing these two key technologies in the next five years will have a decisive impact on our future and will help establish an economic mechanism with which oil prices can be contained within a reasonable range. If these two systems can be commercialized, they will help lower both oil prices and carbon dioxide emissions.
Off-grid energy services
Wind turbines are most commonly found in windfarms or floating offshore. There are many firms who are involved in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.