The movement of atoms within a substance generates thermal energy. Basically, this is the form of energy that comes as a result of heat. As atoms in an object move faster, temperature rises. As a result, thermal energy i... More »

One fact for kids about solar energy is that it is energy harvested from the sun. When the sun's rays, also known as solar radiation, reach the Earth, the energy is converted using appropriate technology into heat and el... More » Science Physics Electricity

The term "biofuels" refers to biomass, bioethanol and biodiesel fuels produced by different methods from different materials. Biomass fuel generally converts plant matter via biochemical, thermal or chemical reaction int... More » Science Chemistry

Heat differs from thermal energy in that heat is the transfer of thermal energy from one location, object or substance to another. Thus, heat is a process that happens to thermal energy and is meaningless without it. The... More »

The formula for calculating thermal energy is Q = mcΔT, where "Q" represents the thermal energy, "m" indicates the substance's mass, "c" denotes the specific heat and "ΔT" signifies the temperature difference. Thermal en... More »

Bioenergy is renewable energy made from renewable harvested material. Biomass is used to supply heat, generate power and fuel transportation. Bioenergy accounts for more than 10 percent of the world's energy consumption,... More » Science Environmental Science

Heat energy is determined by how active the atoms or molecules are in a substance. The atoms and molecules in a hot substance move rapidly and seem excited while the molecules and atoms in a cool substance show less move... More » Science Physics