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Wind Energy

SourceWind energy comes from the sun as mechenical energy. We use wind turbines to capture wind and convert it to electricity.

FormationWind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth's suface and rotation of the earth. This wind flow of motion energy when harvested by wind turbines, can be used to generate energy.

Benefits-relreases no pullution into the air and water-free renewable source of energy-the systems are unlike other power plants

BYPRODUCTS-14,000 abandoned wind turbines in the USA-less poplution is created-waste byproducts such as carbon dioxide and other chemicals

Environmental Impact-Bird/bat deaths have lowered from advances in wind turbine energy-no import on water associated witht eh operation of wind turbines-one turbine can power almost 400 homes

USES-wind powered sports-wing/kite powered cargo ships-wind powered vehicles

COSTS- 4 acres of forest cleared out from each turbine- Turpines proven to kill birds/bats- turbines disrupt wild animals and natural habitats

Energy ConvervsionMechenical to electrical. Rewnewable

RecommendationMore poeple may be using wind energy more often and it would be more affordable. We would reccomend to make them more affordable.


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