|Source of the energy generated by a power=generator device|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 18|
|Tools for this tag|
The source of energy produced by a generator.
|nuclear||All generators converting nuclear power to another kind of energy. It can be either fission or fusion, according to generator:method=*|
|wind||Generators using wind power to produce mechanical energy or electricity.|
|hydro||Generator takes water input and produces mechanical energy or electricity|
|tidal||Generators taking tidal water input on shores and producing mechanical energy or electricity|
|geothermal||Generator converting heat from earth to steam or electricity.|
Take care when choosing the source. For example, a power generator that takes waste as its primary fuel, turns it into biogas and then burns the biogas should be tagged with generator:source=waste. If, however, this generator takes shipments of biogas that were processed from waste elsewhere (or from an other intermediate generator), then it should be tagged with generator:source=biogas.
- Renewable energy
- Nuclear energy