Question by arunbeena: Will converting solar energy into electricity and incepting solar heat reverse global warming?
Answer by J S No, 50% of the planet’s emissions come from the 80% of the population with the highest population and emissions per capita growth.
Not only can they not afford solar, but they have not comitted to any slowing or ultimate limits to their emissions growth. Global CO2 levels will continue rising and global warming cannot be stopped while developing nations are not on board.
Question by Monique: What is the lifespan or longetivity of biomass electricity?
I need to know how long biomass will last and if its possible to run out and if so, when. I also need to know if the power plant/photovolactic cell/wind turbine/ or dam have a lifespan, and if so, how long. THANKS! xoxkylie
Answer by Rocknocker Biomass will last as long as there is biomass available. Biomass will be around as long as plants and animals are.
All types of power generation have a life span. It varies according to the type of power generation. The equipment will break down and need repair and finally need to be replaced.
In order of length of life until some type of major replacement is needed
Wind Turbine -10-20 years
Fossil Power Generation – 50 years
Nuclear – 100 years
Photovoltaic – Unknown at this time but expected to be very long
Dam – There are turbines and dams that have been around for centuries.
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