Additional energy is energy used to complement the production of principal energy when the latter becomes insufficient.
Use of additional energies
Additional energies are generally used to:
- compensate for renewable energy sources with intermittent production (solar, wind energy);
- meet exceptional energy demands (consumption peaks);
- meet specific needs (e.g.: electric towel rails with gas fired central heating).
Wood stoves (pellets fired, for example) are very common and are a form of additional energy.
A wood stove can provide additional energy for heating, during inter-season and to reduce energy bills. © Raphael Savina CC by-nc-nd 3.0
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