By: Skyler Trantham
How does wind work?
Cool air over the water moves in
Land heats up faster then water
Warm air over the land rises
Wind Vs. Fossil fuels
Wind and fossil fuels are very competivite, although wind costs are decrasing so fossil fuels cost more.
Cons of wind energy
The manufacuring of wind turbines are very exspensive. The noise is also pretty loud, so it can affect some people. Wind turbines can also affect wildlife.
Pros of wind
Wind energy is a green energy source, it is a also a renewable source it is very space efficent, and the prices of wind turbines are decreasing. Its also a clean fuel source.
Top 10 places wind energy is used most
- The U.S. -India -Germany -France -Spain -United kingdom -China -Denmark -Italy -Portugal
An argument over wind
In year 2012, there was a company argument over whether the tax break should be renewed or not. The company opposed renewal of credits. Believe it or not, the credit is larger then the amount of electricity produced in the midwest. The company is now preparing for a slowdown.
Personal use of wind energy
If you are wanting to generate your on green power a wind turbine would be the thing for you, there is good things about this situation, but also bad. You can get these with battery charging or not. Its all up to you but if you are looking to generate your own green power, this would be a great investment.
History of wind energy
Wind energy propelled boats along the Nile river in 5000 B.C. of course we have found new ways of using wind energy. The largest wind turbine known in the 1940's was 1.25 megawatt. Wind energy slowed down after tax incentives.