Geographical Fundamentals of Renewable Energy

Degtyarev Kirill

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Abstract. The article discloses and proves the geographical approach to the study of renewable energy sources and industry that can be recognized as “geo-energy or geographical energology”. Renewable energy sources are viewed as an object of the geographical science, as the energy flows of the geographical envelope, and in connection with natural zoning, economy-geographical location, set of the natural and economic conditions of a territory.   The work makes clearer both natural and economic principles of renewable energy sources and industries distribution over the Earth surface.

Keywords: Geography of renewable energy sources, climate belts, natural zones, geographical envelope, geography of renewable energy industry, geo-energy study, geographical energology