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Educate > Energy Efficiency > Glossary Terms

Below are a list of terms I collected during this project

Energy Efficiency- Refers to programs that are aimed at reducing the energy used by specific end-use devices and systems, typically without affecting the services provided.

Geo Thermal Power- Electricity derived from heat found under the earth's surface.

Hydroelectric Power- Electricity generated by an electric power plant whose turbines are driven by falling water.

Renewable Energy- An energy source for generating electricity that is not based on fuels with limited reserves. Included are solar power, hydro-power, wind power, geothermal power, and tidal power

Solar Power- is used synonymously with solar energy or more specifically to refer to the conversion of sunlight into electricity.

Wind Power- Wind power has been used for many years to drive mills and water pumps. Although some of those uses continue, the most common commercial use of wind power today is for running turbines that generate electricity. Wind turbines are often set up in clusters, called wind farms, and the electricity generated is fed into the grid.


This site was created by Wade Stimeling(stacey.irwin@millersville.edu) who is a student at Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Last updated on April 24, 2008

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