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

Biomass Definition

Biomass is new to many people. Why not take a look at the definition of Biomass which includes additional information on what Biomass actually is.

A field of corn depicting what biomass is.

Biofuel Definition

Find out how the definition of biofuel differs from the definition of biomass. You’ll also find some additional information on biofuel.

A crop of corn that could be used for making biofuel.

Photovoltaics Definition

You may not have heard the term photovoltaics before. If not, this article could be of use as it provides a definition and explanation of photovoltaics.

Buildings with photovoltaic panels installed.

Solar Panel Definition

Ever wondered what a solar panel actually is? This article looks at the definition of solar panel whilst providing some additional information.

Three solar cells that would make up a solar panel.

Free Solar Panels

Free solar panel initiatives may be available in your country/region as a result of carbon reduction schemes launched by many countries and councils over recent years.

A housing development that could feature free solar panels.

Solar Photovoltaics

Discover how solar photovoltaics works and the ways in which we can use this process of converting the suns energy into useable electricity.

A solar photovoltaic panel.

Residential Wind Turbines

If you’re interested in domestic wind power systems then this article is for you. It explores many of the different aspects associated with residential wind turbines.

Two wind turbines fitted to the roof of a house.

Where Is Hydroelectricity Used?

Ever wondered where hydroelectricity is used? This article takes a look at the many different countries and regions that make use of this clean and renewable power source.

A hydroelectric power facility that is in use.

Hydroelectricity Facts

This article provides some interesting facts on hydroelectricity. Learn more about the history, production, consumption, and environmental impacts of this clean and renewable energy source.

The Kerr hydroelectric dam in Montana, USA.

Causes of Global Warming

Take a look at the different causes of global warming. Gain an insight into the natural and man-made causes of what is arguably one of the most important issues affecting the earth’s climate and the future existenceĀ of life on earth.

Dry land that has been caused by global warming.

Ways to Prevent Global Warming

Take a look at the different ways to prevent global warming. Whilst we might not be able to prevent climate change completely, we can take many steps that can help to reduce the future effects it could have on our planet.

A car exhaust.

Paper Recycling

Discover how paper is recycled and how this process can help to reduce the impact that deforestation is having across the globe.

A piece of paper that could be recycled.

Plastic Recycling

Find out how plastic can be recycled and view the many resin identification codes used widely to identify recyclable plastics.

A plastic bottle that could be recycled.

Buying Solar Panels

If you’re looking into buying solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint then this article can help you understand what options are available to you when purchasing solar panels.

A basic solar panel that can be bought.

RV Solar Panels

Fitting solar panels to a recreational vehicle (RV) is perfect for accessing a source of electricity in remote locations where power points for your RV may be unavailable.

Solar panels fitted to a recreational vehicle (RV)

Solar Panels For Golf Carts

Solar panels can be used to power golf carts. This modern solution is available as a viable alternative to gas powered golf carts or battery powered carts that are charged via the mains.

A golf cart that could run on solar panels.

Small Wind Turbines

Find out how small wind turbines can be ideal in specific circumstances such as for electricity generation in remote locations.

A small wind turbine in a remote location.

Wind Turbines At Sea

Find our how wind turbines at sea, or “off-shore” wind farms can generate significantly large amounts of electricity compared with on-shore rivals.

A collection of wind turbines at sea.

The Cost of Geothermal Energy

There are numerous costs associated with the use of geothermal energy including both financial and ecological costs. This article takes a look at some of these aspects.

A pile of money representing the cost of geothermal energy.