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# compare and contrast conventional and non-conventional source of energy.

Asked by Roshini Chandra Saker(THE ASHOK LEYLAND SCHOOL) , on 8/11/11

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The term 'convention' means a generally accepted principle, method or behaviour. So, Conventional source of energy is the form of energy that is widely and commonly used. For example, Hydroelectricity, Thermal Power (from coal, mineral oil, natural gas) Opposed to this are non-conventional sources. These are the new sources of energy, which are still not in common use. Their contribution to the national power is nominal. For example, Atomic, Solar, Tidal, Wind, Bio gas, Geo thermal.

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Posted by Reecha Upadhyayaon 9/11/11

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Conventional   : Energy that has been used from ancient times is known as conventional energy. Coal, natural gas, oil, and firewood are examples of conventional energy sources. (or usual) sources of energy (electricity) are coal, oil, wood, peat, uranium.

Non-conventional (or unusual) sources of energy include:
• Solar power
• Hydro-electric power (dams in rivers)
• Wind power
• Tidal power
• Ocean wave power
• Geothermal power (heat from deep under the ground)
• Ocean thermal power (the difference in heat between shallow and deep water)
• Biomass (burning of vegetation to stop it producing methane)
• Biofuel (producing ethanol (petroleum) from plants

We hope that all the conventional sources will become rare, endangered and extinct, as they produce lots of carbon dioxide that adds to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere (uranium leaves different dangerous byproducts).

And we similarly hope that all the non-conventional sources will become conventional, common, and every day, as they are all free, green and emit no carbon dioxide (well, biomass does, but it prevents the production of methane which is a greenhouse gas 21 times more dangerous that CO2).

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Conventional Sources
These are the commonly and widely used sources
eg. Hydroelectricity, Thermal Power (from coal, mineral oil, natural gas)

It is also known as non-renewable energy source.

Non Conventional Sources
These are the new sources of energy, which are still not in common use. Their contribution to the national power is nominal.
eg. Atomic, Solar, Tidal, Wind, Bio gas, Geo thermal.
It is also known as renewable energy sources.

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Posted by Mystic Anjel(!!~~My$T3rY My$T3rY~~!!) on 8/11/11

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