Wind Energy

Nick & Kelsey

What is Wind Energy?

  • Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power.
  • Wind Energy is renewable

Environmental Impact

  • No toxic pollution
  • No type of global warming emissions
  • Birds do get killed by wind turbines when they try and fly through them

The History of Wind Energy

  • Over 5,000 years ago ancient Egyptians used wind power to sail on the Nile River.
  • In 1850 the first Wind Energy company was built by Danial Halladay and John Burnham.
  • In 1940 the largest windmill was made on Vermont Hilltop known as “Grandpas Knob”.

Major uses of Wind Energy

  • Wind powered water pumps
  • Wind powered electricity
  • Wind powered windmills
  • Wind also powered ventilation fans

Reasons to use Wind Energy

  • Wind Energy has high efficiency
  • Low environmental impact
  • Wind turbines don't take to much room
  • No CO2 emissions
  • There will be the same amount supply of Wind Energy in the future as there is now