AN OVERVIEW OF LOW-IMPACT RENEWABLE THERMAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

LIRE sources generally include small-scale hydro, sustainably harvested biomass, wind, solar, earth and waste energy. Examples of LIRE technologies include:

  • Wind-generated electricity;
  • Solar heating or solar-generated electricity (e.g., photovoltaic);
  • Biomass resources (if harvested and utilized in a sustainable manner);
  • Water velocity energy (e.g., run-of-river, free stream, tidal or wave turbines); and
  • Geothermal (earth) energy (including thermal energy in aquifers).

 

Keywords: Renewable Thermal Energy, Technology, Climate Change.