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Renewable Energy in British Columbia

The photovoltaic effect is the creation of voltage or electric current in a material upon exposure to light.
Hydroelectricity is the production of electricity through the utilization of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the largest source of power in British Columbia.
Wind power transforms the kinetic energy of the wind into electricity through rotation of the turbine’s blades.
Wave power utilizes the kinetic energy in the ocean's waves to create electricity.
Tidal power is the only form of power that utilizes the gravitational potential between the Earth and the Moon.
Earth contains an incredibly vast amount of thermal energy. This heat is used in a geothermal power plant to drive a steam turbine, which creates electricity.