The two main types of energy are kinetic energy and potential energy. These energy types are both conserved, which means that neither energy type is created or destroyed. Instead, kinetic and potential energies are trans... More »

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there are three main types of solar energy: photovoltaic, concentrated solar and solar heating. The first two technologies create electricity from the sun's rays, whi... More »

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There are two types of nuclear energy: fission and fusion. Fission occurs when a single atom is split, releasing a burst of energy and particles. Fusion occurs when two atoms combine to form one or more new atoms. Fissio... More »

Six types of energy include kinetic energy, potential energy, mechanical energy, chemical energy, heat energy and electrical energy. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transferred and changed from... More »

A transformer's function is to maintain a current of electricity by transferring energy between two or more circuits. This is accomplished through a process known as electromagnetic induction. More »

In order to determine the electric potential energy of a three point charge, it is necessary to know two things: the individual charge on each point and the distance between the points. Using these quantities with Coulom... More »

A short circuit is caused when two or more uninsulated wires come into contact with each other, which interferes with the electrical path of a circuit. The interference destabilizes normal functioning of electricity flow... More »