Wind Energy

ALL ABOUT WIND ENERGY AND BLAH BLAH BLAH

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WHAT ARE THE CONS OF WIND ENERGY?

-installation and manufacturing of the wind turbines require heavy upfront investments

-can be a threat to wildlife

-noise is often a problem for neighboring homes

-the way they look is sometimes a concern for people

-wind energy is unpredictable~ the avaliability of wind is inconsistent

-severe storms or weather may damage the turbines

What are the pros of wind energy?

-wind energy does not cause pollution

-wind energy is renewable {it doesn't run out}

-wind energy prices are lowering steaditly

-wind is free

-operational costs are low

SOME EXAMPLES OF WIND ENERGY:

HOW IS WIND ENERGY EFFICIENT?


Wind turbines start operating at wind speeds of 4 to 5 metres per second and reach maximum power output at around 15 metres/second. At very high wind speeds, i.e. gale force winds, (25 metres/second) wind turbines shut down. A modern wind turbine produces electricity 70-85% of the time, but it generates different outputs depending on the wind speed.

Over the course of a year, it will typically generate about 30% of the theoretical maximum output (higher offshore). This is known as its capacity factor. The capacity factor of conventional power stations is on average 50%. Because of stoppages for maintenance or breakdowns, no power plant generates power for 100% of the time.

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