Solar Vs. Wind Vs. Hydro power


Pros:

Hydropower:

Windpower

Solar power


Cons:

Hydropower

Windpower

Solar power


Bottom Line:

Each system must be optimized to the location and aplication for which it will be used. Installation and maintainance requirements can be a signifigant factor, and should be weighed heavily in the design process. Hybrid systems using two or more of these power sources, or using a fuel powered generator as a supplement usually provide superior performance over a wide range of conditions.


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