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GE provides solutions for solar energy as solar power is becoming an increasingly valuable part of the world's energy mix, for wind power with our wind turbines that deliver proven performance,... Click here to Learn More

GE provides solutions for solar energy as solar power is becoming an increasingly valuable part of the world's energy mix, for wind power with our wind turbines that deliver proven performance, availability and reliability and create more value for our customers, and for biomass. GE makes the development of those solutions an important part of its strategy as it is our future.

 

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.[1]

 
Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas [2] : 
  • Electricity generation
  • Hot water/space heating
  • Motor fuels 
  • Rural (off-grid) energy services

Based on REN21's 2014 report, renewables contributed 19 percent to our energy consumption and 22 percent to our electricity generation in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Both, modern renewables, such as hydro, wind, solar and biofuels, as well as traditional biomass, contributed in about equal parts to the global energy supply.

 
1. The myth of renewable energy | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists". Thebulletin. org. 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
2. REN21 (2010). Renewables 2010 Global Status Report p. 15.