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Advantages and Disadvantages of Sound Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Sound Energy

Sound is everywhere around us. And there have been possibilities of harnessing sound energy. But unfortunately, no major breakthroughs. This article looks at the characteristics of sound and sound energy along with the advantages and disadvantages of the same. WHAT IS IT? Scientifically, sound is defined as the mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (such as air) and is the objective cause of hearing. It is essentially a vibration causing an acoustic wave. In simple words, one can say that it is something that one perceives with their sense of hearing. Unlike light, sound cannot travel in a vacuum and always travels through a medium such as water, air, glass, etc. Sound energy is a form of energy that moves through any object ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wave Energy
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wave Energy

We are all trying to be more conscious of our choices and looking towards alternative energy or renewable energy sources. Renewable energy like solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, etc. are commonly used. But when we think of ocean waves as a source of energy, there is not much we know about. So here is a look at the potential of wave energy as well as the challenges it may face. WHAT IS WAVE ENERGY? Wave energy or ocean energy or sea wave energy is the process of capturing energy from ocean or sea waves. In other words, it is power harnessed from waves. And this can be utilized for a number of different things. For example, generation of electricity, desalination of water, pumping water into reservoirs, etc. It is an untapped form of renewable energy that shows a lot of potential. Though it ...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plants

Every aspect of our lives run on energy. Energy that we harness from our surroundings. And with the increase in our dependency on these energy resources, the conversation has shifted towards greener alternatives and sustainable resources - especially due to climate change. Are conventional energy sources going to take a backseat now? Let us look at one of the many conventional energy generation sources - thermal power plants. This article will discuss its workings as well as the advantages and disadvantages. WHAT IS IT? A thermal power plant or station is an electrical facility that uses any source of thermal (heat) energy and converts it into electric energy. Thermal energy is basically harnessing heat and converting it into electricity generation. And a thermal power plant uses steam i...