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Geography and Maps of Virginia Beach

Information on the geography of VA Beach. Pros and Cons of alternative energy for Virginia Beach.

Zulma Solis

on 28 July 2014

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Transcript of Geography and Maps of Virginia Beach

Wave Energy

Wave energy in Virginia beach is a very reliable resource due to the fact that it has 59 beaches in the area. Wave energy is a renewable resource. In VA beach it's very efficient because they have devices that are under water that work like paddles which bob up and down with the water.
Which One's Better?

Some energy sources are better than others. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. In order to select the best energy alternative, we must consider the pros and cons of every energy source.

Let's start with Wave Energy first:
Ideas for Alternative Energy
Wind Energy
Wave Energy
Tidal Energy
A Little About The Community
Virginia Beach has a diverse community that is currently using solar energy to power their electricity needs but lately the residents think that they want to be more open to other alternative energy sources and try some of them out. They think that others might be more efficient and better than solar energy.

This is a link to see the map of Virginia Beach: http://www.vbgov.com/map/nlilgx4
Climate of Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach's climate is very hot and it is very humid so the air is very heavy and damp.

I also know that it would be hotter but the ocean keeps the surrounding air cool. I think that's why you never see anybody wearing a long sleeve shirt or pants. I don't think anybody who lives there even owns one.

The sun hits the beach directly so that's why they are using solar energy now. I think that the geography is also very important because you have to know where everything is.

If you start building and you didn't look at the geography then you probably wouldn't be able to build if there were trees, buildings, and possibly a tourist attraction. You would be in a lot of trouble with the owners.

This is a picture from the map of Virginia Beach. More will be shown throughout the prezi.
Geography and Maps of Virginia Beach
Here is a picture of all of Virginia Beach.
These are the <------
main energy alternatives.

Wind, wave, and tidal would be the best choices of energy due to Virginia Beach being a coastal region.
Other ideas for alternative energy include:
Geothermal (not as much)
The Layout of Virginia Beach

The layout of Virginia is very different from your average village or beach. Very few people actually own a car. It is very easy to get to where you need to go because there are a lot of sidewalks and everybody has walked on them before.

There are buildings everywhere and you can rent a room in a hotel or you can live in a beach house. Then you can dine out which basically everybody does because there are restaurants everywhere and everywhere you go you will see people walking on the sidewalks.

There are also a lot of statues in Virginia Beach of famous people.
Is a renewable source of energy
Is reliable as waves are hardly interrupted and are almost always in motion
Power farms on shore are not visibly pleasing
Wave energy has lots of potential. 30-40 kW for every meter of wave along the shore and 100kW for every meter further out
We don't know yet how wave power will affect sea life
Costs of wave power are generally very high
Many of the parts and machinery require regular maintenance, which makes wave power neither easier nor cheaper.
Pros and Cons of
Energy Sources:
Does not pollute or damage air quality
Does not take up a lot of space
Is a renewable source of energy
Although environmental effects are not yet known, there are potential effects similar to those of a hydroelectric dam
Tidal energy is predictable because of high and low-tide cycles already in effect
Tidal energy is a relatively new technology making it pretty expensive
The tidal plants would need to be constructed close to land. This is also an area where other technological solutions are being worked on, therefore the tidal plant would be interfering
Is green, meaning it will not pollute the air.
Pros and Cons of
Energy Sources:
Does not pollute or damage air quality
Average cost is about $40/MWh
Is a renewable source of energy
The energy could break down and we need a backup source
Wind is FREE!
Wind is not constant and is not always available
The turbines create a lot of noise
It could be a threat to wildlife near-by
Effective at low speeds. Power can even be generated at 1m/s (equivalent to a little over 3ft/s)
Tidal power plants have long lifespans. This reduces costs making tidal energy more cost-competitive
Pros and Cons of
Energy Sources:
Pros and Cons of
Energy Sources:
Is part of the carbon cycle. This balances the amount of carbon and the biomass fuel release into the atmosphere.
Energy harnessed is inexpensive compared to coal and oil.
Is a renewable source of energy
The extraction of biomasses and fuels can be expensive.
Biomass is available in large quantities worldwide
Harvesting and storing the different types of biomass is also expensive
Harnessing biomass requires a variety of different proccesses which each require their own plant. This could take up a substantial amunt of space
Biomass energy is environmentally friendly, as it does not pose a threat to wildlife and whatever is harnessed is planted again.
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