Science

Do power inverters run on energy from fossil fuels?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 80
  1. Usually a power inverter runs from a battery and generates alternating current from the direct current battery source.
    So the question really is: Where does the battery get its energy?
    If it is from a car battery then it is probably using gas or diesel fuel, fossil fuel
    If it is connected to a battery bank running on solar cells or a windmill or a water wheel, then it is not using fossil fuel.
    So my answer is: Maybe.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Damon
  2. I'm doing this for a project on solar energy to power a home, so I think I'm good :).

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
  3. Good, yes.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Damon
  4. Also, are there any other backup systems for solar power other than just batteries?

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. science-physics

    Q1)which of these energy resources does not originate from the suns energy?:natural gas,oil,geothermal energy,coal Q2)the burning of fossil fuels does not release? potential energy,light energy,sound energy , heat energy?? Q3)at

    asked by elliot on November 5, 2007
  2. science

    Breanna and Kevin learned that fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, release energy when they are burned. Breanna believes this energy comes from the ancient plants and animals that formed fossil fuels, but Kevin says the power in

    asked by melanie on June 3, 2018
  3. Biology

    'We are currently in an energy crisis. After food, fossil fuels are humanity's most important source of energy. These resources take millions of years to make. We are currently using the fuels that were made more than 300 million

    asked by mysterychicken on March 15, 2010
  4. science

    Why are fossil fuels such rich sources of energy for humans, but rocks are not? A. Rocks are too old to contain energy. B. Rocks are too difficult to extract from Earth. C. Fossil fuels contain energy-rich carbon from once-living

    asked by Anonymous on January 23, 2013
  5. Science

    Over the last several decades, scientists have addressed the problem of nonrenewable natural resources such as fossil fuels. Humans are using fossil fuels at a rapid rate and scientists believe that one day we will run out of

    asked by ღMs. Marieღ on April 25, 2019
  6. Social Studies help needed

    1. At current rates of use, known supplies of oil and natural gas may run out in less than _____ years. (1 point) 10 100 500 1,000 2. Which country consumes more oil, or petroleum, than it produces? (1 point) Mexico Iran United

    asked by This Girl on January 14, 2013
  7. S.S.

    1. At current rates of use, known supplies of oil and natural gas may run out in less than _____ years. (1 point) 10 100 500 1,000 2. Which country consumes more oil, or petroleum, than it produces? (1 point) Mexico Iran United

    asked by This Girl on January 14, 2013
  8. Science

    I have a project in which I design a house that runs completely on renewable energy sources. When I put in solar energy, the batteries are said to use the sun's light and store the energy for later use. My question is if those

    asked by Anonymous on January 9, 2014
  9. Biology research paper

    'We are currently in an energy crisis. After food, fossil fuels are humanity's most important source of energy. These resources take millions of years to make. We are currently using the fuels that were made more than 300 million

    asked by IhaveaQ on August 2, 2017
  10. Biology Research Paper

    'We are currently in an energy crisis. After food, fossil fuels are humanity's most important source of energy. These resources take millions of years to make. We are currently using the fuels that were made more than 300 million

    asked by mysterychicken on March 17, 2010

More Similar Questions