Essay about The History of Windmills

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All day working, for what? In a couple years there will be an invention to do it in a couple of seconds. Every second someone’s imagination is working to make life easier. One of the most unappreciated inventions in technology is the windmill or wind turbine. You may wonder how the windmill has affected life as it is today or if it has even affected it. To answer this, you’ll have to look at the history of windmills. Early sailors were the first ones conceptualize the windmill. They were able to imagine what wind power could do, but did not have the knowledge of resources to explain the logic or physics behind the windmill, they just had the concept. But nonetheless with time, the idea of wind power then evolved to form the…show more content…
Green energy is becoming more popular in society. “The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy,” said by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many of America's leaders believe that green energy is the direction this country should lean towards, but why such a great push? It is believe that the push for green energy will clean the air that we breath and help rebuild the ozone layer. The use of wind power and solar energy is the direction this country should be moving towards, but why hasn’t it been implemented in our lives? The nonrenewable resources that is burned to put on a light in our house is not pushing us in the right direction. Since we know that green energy is the way to go, why do we continue to go in the direction of fossil fuels? One of the reasons is money. “A 10 kilowatt machine (the size needed to power a large home) might have an installed cost of $50,000-$80,000 or more depending on the tower type, height, and the cost of installation. Oftentimes there are taxes and other incentives that can dramatically reduce the cost of a wind project,” at Wind Industry. The cost of a windmill isn’t something the average American can even afford, therefore it is not an option as an energy source. Then I wonder why are Great American Leaders pushing towards it. Many scientist believe that global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels. This has caused a hole in the ozone layer,
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