What is Renewable Energy?

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Renewable Energy comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides, rivers and geothermal heat. By definition, it is the production of power from any of the above sources of energy. Other sources of fuel and energy have also been included and are generated by natural process of plants, agricultural waste, biomass, ethanol, natural decomposition of waste, such as land fill gas and other waste materials. These processes allow us to generate electrical power and thermal energy from applications such as, photovoltaic, direct sun power to energy, anaerobic digestion of waste and many more. Operations that use combustible gases such as methane are generated from waste and used for power generation. This is considered renewable energy and renewable resources. Projects that use renewable energy sources of fuel for power generation receive significant tax incentives as well as other credits that can add up to 50% of the project cost in addition to accelerated depreciation. (See 2008 Federal Incentive Plan and Tax Credit.)