GEOG 106 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, Net Metering, Passive Solar Building Design

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Solar energy: typical house has enough root area to generate enough power. Passive solar energy collection: buildings designed to maximize absorption of sunlight in winter ever as they keep the interior cool in the summer. Active solar approach: focus, more and store solar energy (ex. using solar panels) Photovoltaic (pv) cells: collect sunlight and correct it to electrical energy by making use of the photovoltaic or photoelectric effect. Net metering: the value of the power the consumer sells to the utility is subtracted from the consumer"s monthly utility bill (sell excess solar energy to local power utility) Wind energy: energy derived from moving air masses. Wind turbines: mechanical assemblies that convert wind"s kinetic energy into electrical energy. Not- in- my- backyard" (nimby): used to express opposition by local citizens to the locating in their neighbourhood of a civic project; considered unsightly, dangerous, or likely to lead to decreased property values.

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