NR 435 Chapter 12
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NR 435 Chapter 12
UNH renewable energy vocab
active solar system
Mechanical systems that use moving substances to collect and transfer solar energy.
Amount of energy it takes to boil one gram of water.
A self-sustaining reaction in which the fission of nuclei produces subatomic particles that cause the fission of other nuclei.
The simultaneos production of electricity and steam or hot water in the same plant.
Neutron-absorbing material inserted into spaces between fuel assemblies in nuclear reactors to regulate fission reactions.
The capacity to do work, such as moving matter over distance.
Petroleum, natural gas and coal created by geologic forces from organic wastes and dead bodies of formerly living organisms.
A bundle of hollow metal rods containing uranium oxide pellets, used to fuel a nuclear reactor.
A mixture of gasoline and ethanol.
Mechanical devices that use hydrogen-containing fuels, such as methane, to produce an electric current.
Plans in which consumers can volntarily pay a premium price for renewable energy.
A unit of energy. The energy expended in one second by a current of one amp flowing throgh a resistance of one ohm.
The radioactive decay process in which isotopes split apart to create two smaller atoms.
Fine-grained sedimentary rock rich in solid organic material called kerogen liqefies to produce a fluid petroleum fuel.
passive heat absorbtion
The use of natural materials or absorbtive structures withot moving parts to gather and hold; the simplest and oldest use of solar energy.
An energy-conversion device that captures solar energy and directly converts it to electrical current.
The rate of energy delivery; measured in horsepower or watts.
Energy sources that have been thoroghly mapped and are likely to be economically recoverable with available technology.
A device that strips hydrogen from fuels such as natural gas, methanol, ammonia, gasoline or vegetable oil so they can be used for power plants.
Geologic deposits composed of sand shale particles coated with bitumen, a viscous mixture of long-chain hydrocarbons.
Large numbers of windmills concentrated in a single area; usually owned by a utility or large scale energy producer.
The application of force throgh a distance; requires energy input.