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Transcript of Wind Energy
How is wind used to generate power?
Wind energy is being used in The United States (Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Texas, Washington, and California use the most wind energy), India (5%), Germany (10%), France (1%), Spain (More than 11%), The United Kingdom (Annually, 1-2 percent), China (has an increasing number of wind turbines being installed), Denmark (20%), Italy (15%), and Portugal (Over 11%).
The history of wind energy started very early. Wind energy propelled boats along the Nile River as early as 5000 B.C. By 200 B.C., simple windmills in China were pumping water, while in Persia and the Middle East, they were using windmills extensively for food production. The idea then traveled to Europe. The Dutch changed the windmill for draining lakes and marshes in the Rhine River Delta. After, settlers took this to the New World in the late 19th century, and began using them to pump water for farms and ranches. Eventually, it was going to be used to generate electricity for homes.
Wind turbines have an 80% efficiency rating in generating electricity from the wind. They are very efficient in controlling emission output for electricity. It can be efficient financially, depending on the purpose and where the turbine is located.
and of Wind Energy
Natural, Renewable, & Clean
Can be installed almost anywhere
Creates No Pollution
Generates lots of Energy
Takes up a lot of room
Intermittent Energy Source
Fun Facts about Wind Energy
The closest wind turbine farm to the community (Oceanport) is in Manasquan, New Jersey. The address is 147 Union Ave., Manasquan, NJ 08736. These turbines also show how powerful and useful wind turbines are, and encourage other communities to start using them.
New Jersey Clean Energy Program helps New Jersey residents start wind farms and preserve the environment. NJCEP has helped set up various wind farms and turbines in New Jersey. The main NJCEP building is in Trenton, NJ.
As stated before, the yearly average for home wind energy is $30,000. It can also range from $10,00 to $70,000 depending on the system size, height, and installation expenses. Although it can be expensive, it doesn't use any fossil fuels to create the energy, unlike other alternative energy sources. Your town will be more environmentally friendly. Also, it will pay for itself with time, because you don't spend as much money on electricity as you would without wind turbines.
Wind energy reduces pollution and nonrenewable waste. If cars, planes, trains, and other types of transportation ran on wind energy, the exhaust would be more environmentally friendly.
Vehicles that run on nonrenewable sources such as gasoline have hazardous waste that can be dangerous for humans to inhale.
Wind energy would be able to reduce waste in the air. It would fix pollution, not increase it. Converting wind to energy does not create any waste.
Wind energy will be easy to assimilate into our lives because the wind farms that house the wind turbines convert the energy which is sent to your home. Customers of wind energy don’t have to do anything. Power companies will do everything for them.
The ideal location in the United States to set up our company is Monmouth County, New Jersey. We would set the business in Asbury Park, because it has a lot of room and is windy. The wind would power the wind turbines, and save a lot of money for homes and businesses for electricity. This will show that the wind turbines do work. We would produce the pieces here, and then send them around the globe. Different locations would be added to different countries so workers could assemble the turbines that were sent to a country.
Wind is used to generate power by wind turbines. The turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. The mechanical power is then used for specific tasks, or, instead, a generator can convert the mechanical power into electricity, to power homes, businesses, and schools. Scientists have found ways to store wind power for energy during times when there is no wind present. Battery storage is one way, where charged batteries hold the electricity for use when wind is not powering the wind turbines. Another way is by compressed air, where energy generated is converted into compressed air, which is stored in large above-ground or underground tanks. The final way is by the energy generated is used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen is stored in hydrogen fuel cells for use if the wind stops being consistent.
Wind power is currently the fastest-growing source of electricity production in the world.
There’s enough on-shore wind in America to power the country 10 times over.
Unlike nearly every other form of energy, wind power uses virtually no water.
By 2030, U.S. wind power will save nearly 30 trillion bottles of water.
Wind energy became the number-one source of new U.S. electricity-generating capacity for the first time in 2012, providing 42% of all new generating capacity.
Trenton, New Jersey
Wind turbines capture wind and convert it to renewable energy. Wind turbines can be found on large wind farms. The energy that is converted is transferred to the electricity grid where it is sent to power your home. Some people have actual wind turbines on their property if there is enough space, but others can just pay to support a wind turbine. Wind energy customers are eventually paid back for buying wind turbines.
Where is wind energy being used right now?
How efficient are wind turbines?
Where would the ideal location in the U.S. to set up your company?
Is this energy source available in your community?
What is the cost of wind energy?
How would wind energy effect transportation?
Is wind energy available in your state?
How is wind energy provided to consumers?
Will wind energy be easy to assimilate into our lives?
Does wind energy contribute to any form of pollution?
There are two types of wind turbines, which are horizontal axis turbines, and vertical axis wind turbines.
Wind energy is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources.
Wind energy can be good alternative to nuclear energy in areas with favorable climate conditions, so there would be no chance of nuclear reactors leaking and causing radiation.
Wind energy is very competitive when compared to some other energy sources because it's pollution-free.
Wind turbines generate a huge amount of energy, so they are great for conducting electricity in a town. A single wind turbine can power 500 homes.
Wind turbines just need space, land, money, and trained professionals to install the turbines.
Unlike most energy sources who create even a little pollution, wind energy creates no pollution. It's environmentally friendly, and will actually fix pollution.
Wind energy is completely natural, and is also renewable because wind is continually replenished, which makes this source more clean and environmentally friendly than others.
In 2011, approximately 670,000 people were employed in the global wind power industry. According to a study, wind energy would employ 1.7 million people by 2030. The jobs with wind energy are manufacturing wind turbines, services, and development. By 2020, more than 520,000 people will be employed by wind energy.
The yearly average for home wind energy is $30,000. It can also range from $10,00 to $70,000 depending on the system size, height, and installation expenses. Fortunately, these expenses will pay for themselves, because you don't spend as much money on electricit
y as you would without wind turbines. It is also one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources.
Wind is an intermittent energy source, because it has to have consistent wind. Even though it is an intermittent source, it will work great with good wind.
Wind turbines need lots of room to be installed and ready. Although it does need space, it will create energy in a better way than fossil fuels. Also, since it needs room, turbines could be installed offshore on floating structures, sending the electricity generated back to land with undersea cables.
A single 1.5 mega watt wind turbine over its lifetime can save about 80,000 tons of brown coal.
What is the history of wind power?