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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume V Energy and Biomass Engineering, Chapter 1 Natural Energy and Biomass, Part 1.2 Natural Energy

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume V Energy and Biomass Engineering, Chapter 1 Natural Energy and Biomass, Part 1.2 Natural Energy, pp.3-6  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36410)
Authors:   R. M. Peart
Keywords:   Section Headings: 1.2.1 Main Sources of Natural Energy, 1.2.2 Characteristics of Natural Energy, 1.2.3 Utilization Systems

First paragraph: Natural energy is classified here as energy directly utilized from the sun, wind, and natural hydraulic sources. Of course, man-made devicessolar collectors, windmills, and damsare required for capturing these natural forms of energy. Geothermal, tidal, and wave action are not covered here because they are available in only a few locations and are of little significance in a worldwide energy handbook.

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