Licchavi Lyceum


Licchavi Lyceum

Sources of Energy

Conventional sources of energy:

Conventional sources of energy refer to the traditional sources of energy that have been used for many years and are well established. These include:

  1. Fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas
  2. Nuclear energy: obtained from nuclear reactions in a power plant
  3. Hydro energy: energy obtained from falling water in a dam
  4. Biomass energy: energy obtained from organic matter such as wood, crops, and waste

These sources of energy have been the primary sources of energy for many years, but they have several disadvantages, including being finite in supply, being expensive to extract, and having a significant impact on the environment.

Non-conventional sources of energy:

Non-conventional sources of energy, also known as renewable energy, are sources of energy that are replenished naturally and can be used over and over again. These include:

  1. Solar energy: energy obtained from the sun
  2. Wind energy: energy obtained from the movement of air
  3. Geothermal energy: energy obtained from the heat of the earth’s interior
  4. Tidal energy: energy obtained from the rise and fall of tides
  5. Bioenergy: energy obtained from organic matter such as crops and waste

Non-conventional sources of energy are becoming increasingly important as the world seeks to reduce its dependence on finite, non-renewable sources of energy and mitigate the impact of energy production on the environment. They offer a sustainable source of energy that can be used to meet the growing energy needs of the world.