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Articles by Clean Energy Ideas

The Clean Energy Ideas website was launched in early 2007. Its aim is to provide educational information on solar, wind, geothermal, and many other renewable energy sources.

Since the launch of Clean Energy Ideas, its creator (James Bratley) has been busy expanding the site by writing content on new topics. This includes everything from recycling through to global warming.

Articles

The Three Gorges Dam Project

An interesting look at the Three Gorges Dam project in China which sits on the Yangtze River and is the world’s largest hydroelectric dam in terms of annual electricity generation.

The Three Gorges Dam in China, the world's largest hydroelectric dam.

Pros and Cons of Oil

This article looks at the pros and cons of crude oil usage in energy production. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of oil here.

The pros and cons of oil in energy production.

Renewable vs Nonrenewable Resources

Compare the benefits and drawbacks of renewable vs nonrenewable resources. Learn why renewable sources of energy are considered better than nonrenewable sources.

Renewable vs nonrenewable energy sources.

Uses of Biomass Energy

This article looks at how biomass is used around the world and what makes it such a versatile renewable energy source.

Where Is Solar Energy Used?

Take a look at where solar energy is used in the world today. Find out which countries lead the way and which are lagging behind.

Solar energy usage in Shanghai, China.

Is Biomass Renewable?

Is biomass renewable or nonrenewable? Take a look at this article to learn about the arguments on both sides of the debate.

Logs and wood chips are a renewable form of biomass.

8 Examples of Biomass

Read our article covering eight different biomass examples and how they can be used with bioenergy technologies.

Wood pellets are one of the main biomass examples.

What Is Biomass Energy?

Learn more about what biomass actually is. Discover its main sources and the different types of energy it can produce.

A biomass energy plant.

Wind Energy In India

Discover how India’s fast-growing wind energy industry is helping to support the nations energy demands.

Wind turbines installed next to a highway in Tamil Nadu, India.

History of Solar Power

The history of solar power goes further back than you might think. Take a look at our timeline of events to learn more about the history of solar energy.

An old solar panel showing the history of solar power.

How Solar Panels Work

Find out how solar panels work to convert sunlight into electricity with the help of the photovoltaic (solar PV) process.

Somebody installing a solar panel.

How Solar Panels Are Made

Ever wondered how solar panels are made? This article takes a look at the entire process from manufacturing the components to the assembly of the panel.

A factory line where solar panels are made.
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