“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.” - Albert Einstein

Aquinas College

Renewable Energy


Wildflowers grow near the Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment (aka combined experiment)
Photo courtesy of Warren Gretz (NREL PIX number 05304)

A renewable energy resource is an energy type that is replenished naturally within a reasonable amount of time. There are many sources of energy that fall into this category like solar, wind, and geothermal, but some are much more affordable then others and more practical in particular regions. This energy source generally releases much less or (even better) no pollution. Renewable Energy should be generated locally so as to decrease or eliminate energy loss from transmission.


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