Wind Turbines

By- DI.HA

What is a Wind Turbine?

Wind power is a form of solar power because wind is caused by the heat of the sun. A wind turbine captures wind and makes it into electricity. It goes through a long process.


How Wind Is Turned Into Electricity!!!!!

Firstly, wind passes through the blades creating force which makes the rotor turn. Then, the blades spin at a very low speed. The low speed shaft are connected to the high speed shaft which is connected to a generator. As the speed shaft spins rapidly it causes the generator to start producing electricity. Electricity from the generator transforms to the right voltage for the electricity grid.

Advantages of wind power!!!

Advantages-


  • People are using coal faster than the earth is producing it. If you use wind power you will save the earth as well as recieving electricity to our homes.
  • Wind is free and we have the right technology to capture it efficiently.
  • Once the wind turbine has made electric energy, it does not make pollution to nature. (eco-friendly)
  • Even though the wind turbines are very tall it takes a small amount of land.
  • Some places that are not connected to the power grid can make their own supplies.


Disadvantages of wind power!!!

  • The strength of the wind is never the same. This causes different amount of electricity to occur. Sometimes there is no electricity at all.
  • Some people disagree in locating the wind turbines in the landscape. They prefer it to be natural and untouched.
  • Wind turbines are very noisy.
  • Many people think that wind turbines are unpleasant to look at.


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