What are renewable versus Inexhaustible energy sources?

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Offline vishnu_agni

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I find many science books and websites saying that solar energy is a renewable resource. But doesn't 'renewable' imply a cycle of replenishment. In that case- water and soil could be renewable (to different degrees) of course and solar energy would be 'inexhaustible'. Are you aware of any precise definition for these terms in scientific literature? And any curriculum materials that address this?

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« Last Edit: 19/02/2010 08:46:13 by chris »

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Offline dantheman

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Re: What are renewable versus Inexhaustible energy sources?
« Reply #1 on: 18/02/2010 10:46:59 »
You are absolutely right. Let us start a campaign to get all those solar panels covered up and stop wasting sunlight, which is after all, an exhaustible energy supply!