- that can be renewed: a renewable lease
- Ecol. that can be replenished by normal ecological cycles, as solar, wind, or water power: renewable energy
To heat the pool and power the home without relying on fossil fuel, solar panels can be installed to harness the renewable energy of the sun.
- When your one-year contract says that you have the option at the end to sign up for another year, this is an example of a renewable contract.
- When energy is produced by the sun and it can easily be recreated, this is an example of renewable energy.
- Capable of being renewed: a renewable membership; renewable subscriptions.
- Relating to or being a commodity or resource, such as solar energy or firewood, that is inexhaustible or replaceable by new growth.
(comparative more renewable, superlative most renewable)
renew +"Ž -able
- The purpose was to enact a law, renewable each year.
- The Energy Information Administration (EIA) states that hydropower accounts for 6 percent of all electricity production in the United States, and nearly 70 percent of electricity generation from renewable energy sources.
- The biggest advantage to renewable energy is that the energy sources are sustainable, meaning we cannot see running out of them in the near future, unlike oil that is believed to be a non-renewable energy source.
- Organic products are made from something living, such as plants and animals or from renewable resources and are produced in a natural, environmentally friendly way that does not involve the use of synthetic chemicals.
- In Pennsylvania, waste coal and methane from coal mines are defined by the state as renewable energy sources and eligible for the same tax breaks, funding, and government support as solar cells and wind turbines.