Despite the advancement in power generation, we are now not just limited to only thermal, hydro and nuclear power sources. There are now renewable or non-conventional power plants which are capable of producing clean energy.
What are the types of renewable power plants to generate energy?
Conventional forms of energy generation like natural gas, coal, oil and nuclear are finite but still account for the majority share of the energy market in term of capacity and utilization. On the other side, the renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal and geothermal energy are sustainable, and due to their presence in ample quantity, they can compete with non-renewable energy sources.
Among renewable energy, the solar energy is obtained from sunlight and converted into electricity or thermal energy, the rotation of wind turbine by wind produced electrical energy, the conversion of energy from running water into electricity. They are actively evolving technologies to turn natural resources or alternative energy into less loss of intensive electricity. These power plants have their own collection of feature, specification, pros and cons. They can be measure on the basis of a few matrices which are in the following:
Solar power plants:
Wind power plants: