101 Facts : Renewable Energy

101 Facts : Renewable Energy
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CONTENTS 06
Energy from the wind
Energy from the sun 22
Energy from hydrogen
Energy from water 38
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Energy from nature
Energy from the wind
1 Whooshy gods
People have worshipped the wind for thousands of years. The wind god is called Aeolus by the Greeks, Zu by the Sumerians, and Pavan or Vayu by the Indians. Yu Ch iang is the Chinese god of the sea wind. Shu is the Egyptian god of wind, while Raja Angin is the Malayan wind-god.
2 The year of hurricanes
The year 2005 was hit by the most number of hurricanes. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, and much of the Gulf Coast. It was one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States in the last hundred years. Hurricane Rita ravaged Cuba and the East Coast of the United States in mid-September 2005. Hurricane Wilma hit Florida, Cuba, and Mexico in late October 2005 and caused heavy damage.
3 Longest-lasting hurricane
Hurricane John was recorded as the longestlasting hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. It lasted for thirty-one days in August 1994. It surpassed Hurricane San Ciriaco s previous record of twenty-eight days in the 1899 Atlantic season.