Proposal Energy for Vostok Station
By Kelvin Trinh 5/6B
Vostok Station is an isolated station in Antarctica.It is best known because it experienced Earth's coldest temperature of -89.2c.It was opened in December 16 1957 and is still open. Since then it has been battered by the Antarctic weather.The coordinates is 78,27s and106,52e and is 1260km from the coast.
Since half of the year has sunlight and the other half is mostly dark solar energy will not work properly throughout the year. Also nuclear energy is not a good way of getting energy because it could harm the environment and it costs a lot of money. Therefore wind energy is the only option left. Wind energy does not cost a lot of money in the long term as you only have to build the structures to collect it. It also is a renewable energy as wind does not run out. It also does not harm any animals that are near it.
Why choose wind energy?
Due to the ice in Antarctica the turbines could freeze any time in the year. To stop this problem we might need to add a small heater powered by the electricity to make the blades anti freeze. Another factor is how high it will be. If it is too low the blades could hit animals or humans but if it is too high,the wind might be too fast causing the blades to break off.