Wind Energy Project Sara Chung and Linda Van Pd.6

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Wind Energy Project Sara Chung and Linda Van Pd.6


Wind Energy

The wind spins the windmill. The wind goes into the generater and is converted to electricity. The electricity is sent into the batteries. There we use the batteries to power our electrical needs.

Wind energy is friendly to the surrounding environment, as no fossil fuels are burnt to generate electricity from wind energy. It provides a steady, reliable supply of electricity. Wind turbines take up less space than the average power station. Windmills only have a few square meters for the base, this allows the land around the turbine to be used for many purposes such as agriculture. Wind Energy is the least expensive compared to other renewable sources.Newer technologies are making the extraction ofwind energy more efficient.

Why Choose Wind Energy for Our Society?

Wind energy is harmless, no fossil fuels are burnt to create electricity. Modern technologies are making the extraction of wind energy more efficient. It is more powerful when combined with solar energy, beneficial to developed/developing countries to provide a steady and reliable supply of electricity.

Even though wind energy creates less electricity than average fossil fuelled power station, it is harmless and is more profitable to newer technology.

Wind's unreliability factor may be a disadvantage, but most of them are placed where frequent winds reach. The energy source itself may be the least expensive compared to other renewable sources, but it is expensive and costly to surrounding wildlife only during the building process. Noise pollution is another disadvantage only if you are living near the wind energy source.


Diagram of a wind energy source-Windmill under water.

Disadvantages of Other Renewable Energy Sources

Many countries around the world do not receive sunlight for years, solar energy is not reliable. Non-renewable energy sources such as coal, natural gas, petroleum oil, and nuclear may run out in decades when in need. Petroleum oil,natural gas and coal harms the environments by releasing carbon dioxide as it is burnt/heated.



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