Wind Energy

By Allie

Wind Energy

Wind energy is a very useful energy. It is most efficient in smooth, rounded hills and flat plains. Wind energy creates no pollution unlike coal and other sources like oil.

How is wind energy created?

Wind energy is created by the uneven heating of the earth's surface.

Where is it located and how do you access it?

Wind is located across the globe. (Duh!). It is more efficient in rounded hills and flat plains. You harness it with a wind turbine

Is wind energy renewable, and why?

Wind energy is indeed renewable, and it is so because the sun heats the earth constantly every day. If the sun didn't heat the earth's surface - it wouldn't be the sun we know. In fact we wouldn't be here at all, because the sun carries vitamin D so as long as we are here wind energy will be also.

How does wind create and release energy?

It releases energy with the help of a wind turbine the wind turns the blades creating mechanical energy. The blades turns the magnet coiling copper wire. The energy is then released to the generator, which converts the mechanichal energy to electricity (electrical energy). The electricity is then released into underground wires
4% of the energy in the U.S. is wind energy

Jobs wind energy makes possible

Electrical field engineer, Entry level logistics coordinator, Electrical engineer, Wind turbine support technician

Advantages

  • Less Polloution
  • Reduces the amount of energy generated from fossil fuels
  • Turbines do not require water for cooling
  • The fasted energy growing world wide

Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Leak lubricating fuels ( has only happened 5 times)
  • Death of birds and bats ( doesn't happen very often but, you know, it still happens)
  • Use rare earth minerals
  • Annoying sound

Cost

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Interesting Facts

Fact

Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Illinois are the states with the largest amount of wind energy production

Fact

Wind mills have been in use since 2000 B.C. and were first developed in China and Persia

Fact

A single wind turbine can power 500 homes.

Fact

Most wind turbines (95%) are installed on private land.

Fact

By 2030, U.S. wind power will save nearly 30 trillion bottles of water.
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Fact

Modern wind turbines produce 15 times more electricity than the typical turbine did in 1990
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Cites

  1. "Interesting Wind Energy Facts | Wind Energy Foundation." Interesting Wind Energy Facts | Wind Energy Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
  2. "Wind Energy Basics" Wind Energy Basics N.p. N.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015
  3. "Job search. One Search. All Jobs. Indeed.com" N.p. N.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015
  4. "The Cost of Wind Energy in the U.S." The Cost of Wind Energy in the U.S. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.