Quiz 2- Energy Options

1. Solar photovoltaics systems are characterized by which of the following:

A. Minimal operation and maintenance requirements
B. High initial investment costs
A & B

2. Wind is usually less expensive than solar photovoltaics for locations with an adequate wind resource. True or false?


3. Which of the following systems provides the most electricity for a rural community?

100 W solar array
100 W wind system
100 W micro-hydro system
All three systems generate the same amount of electricity

4. Fuel costs represent the largest ongoing cost of operating a generator set. True or false?