When the rain is moving though, it is the wind, that pushes the clouds, that block the sun. The wind does a lot of blowing at night when the sun is asleep. So it only make since to have at least one wind turbine.
Using the wind to harness energy from our environment is hardly a new concept. Ancient Persians are believed to have been the first group to use windmills to turn grain grinding machines. The Dutch, of course, are also famous for their windmills and so on. In modern days, however, wind energy platforms are much more refined and used primarily for energy production.
How it’s done
To get energy from wind, we must focus on a concept known as kinetic energy. Do to micro-climate situations, wind is produced fairly readily in a natural process. The sun heats the ground, but does so at different rates. In areas where the ground is heated faster, the air rises as temperatures go up. Air from cooler surrounding areas then rushes in to fill the gap.
We then convert it into usable electricity by catching it with wind turbines. The wind is caught by the blades of a spinner, which turns, cranks a generator and electricity is produced. This process is natural and simple, but produces a monstrous amount of energy. If we could harness all the wind in the world, we would have more than 10 times the amount of energy we need for the entire globe. Of course, harnessing it is the problem.
Reasons Wind Power Is a Viable Energy Solution
There are a number of reasons why wind power is part of our energy solution. First, it produces no pollution or greenhouse gases. Second, it is renewable and will last for as long as our son – about another four billion years. Third, wind energy is available in practically any country, which means no reliance on foreign sources. Fourth, wind power produces more jobs per watt produced than all other energy platforms, including oil and coal.
Wind power is growing in use and popularity in places such as Germany and China. In the United States, California has three large wind farms that are used to provide power during massive energy use periods in the summer. The process is viable, but we must accept it and pursue better technology to wring the most out of the huffing and puffing of Mother Nature.
I want to thank you for coming to my home away from home, and reading my post “Wind Power Is a Viable Energy Solution“. In our quest of going green, we need all the information that we can get. And wind power, even though it isn’t as consistent as solar, it is around when the sun ain’t (isn’t). That fact alone means that I have to have at lest one in my quest of going green.
I have been looking into wind turbines, and have some listed on my product page. Since you are here, you might as well check out my most recent post (listed below), or my Product Pages, also listed below. (it might take awhile to load because of all the images) And of course don’t forget the related articles. Some are really needed. Thanks again, and y’all come back now.
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- Wind power – missing when needed, harmful where produced (autonomousmind.wordpress.com)
- Germans follow Italians, Americans and Canadian and others to Pursue Kite Generated Wind Power (nextbigfuture.com)
- Green Energy: A Viable Alternative (evoenergy.co.uk)
- Wind Power Investments Nearly Impossible in Finland, Fortum Says – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Chennai to host global meet on wind energy (thehindu.com)
- 300 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Plant Planned in California (cleantechnica.com)