Renewable energy is the energy collected from natural sources which are reused. Examples of renewable energy resources include solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass energy. Remote sensing techniques are used in obtaining basic information for decision-making in the use of renewable energy.
In this article, we will cover some of the common applications of remote sensing techniques in renewable energy:-
1. Monitor renewable energy sources.
Remote sensors are used in monitoring areas with renewable resources. They are used as sources of security to check over them and send signals in case of interference. They are always in the skies checking upon the energy resources and recording every activity ongoing at the source’s point.
2. Record Information on the resources.
Data recording about renewable energy sources is done by remote sensors. Captured information is used to keep records about how to use renewable sources. This section of information can be in the form of photography’s taken from the ground view using remote sensor equipment.
3. Ground Planning and survey.
When surveying the area covered with renewable energy like hydro and biodigester energy sources, we use remote sensors equipment. They do surveys over a large distance making it easier and more efficient for surveillance using photos taken by remote sensors to show the areas occupied by renewable energy sources.
4. As a Reference source.
Renewable resources information and data records are kept safely in remote sensors tools. This equipment is more reliable to store any record obtained concerning renewable sources for quick reference in the future when students can get any information concerning renewable energy resources and their uses.
5. Research tool.
Finds new sources of renewable energy that will supply energy for human consumption, such as discovering new underground oil deposits. Remote sensors are used for researching discovering renewable energy resources. All information obtained via this sensor equipment is crucial for research findings on sources of renewable energy resources.
6. Analysis tool.
During the sampling of the available energy sources, samples are taken by remote sensors. They ensure efficient sampling of the discovered energy products to determine their source, quantities, effects on humanity, and reliability to be classified as renewable energy sources. It ensures a better quality of energy resources is attained to sustain energy production.
Evidence shown by remote sensors can classify an area where fossils are found as a historic site. Some of these fossils lived many years ago and can be used as a source of renewable energy. Scientists have found out that hose fossils produce energy when burned down, which could be an alternative and cost-efficient source of energy and can be easily renewable in a friendly environment.
Since most renewable sources are due to innovations made by scientists from their study to complement existing energy sources which are more reliable sources of energy for usage. Innovators use remote sensor equipment to acquire energy sources. They compile every possible information about how to obtain these renewable energy resources.