Wind Energy. The Fossil Fuels That Once Were The Towering

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Wind Energy The fossil fuels that once were the towering source of energy are going to be used up and will be gone in the nearer future than one might think. Thousands of people have realized that and they are trying to do something about it by using renewable energy sources. Some examples of renewable energy sources are solar and geothermal energy. However, the most popular type of renewable energy is wind energy. Wind Energy is becoming of the more predominately used renewable energy sources in the world. In the article Wind energy, China was generating around 114,600 MW in 2014 with the United States coming at around 65,900 MW. These bigger countries are using more and more renewable energy and are to continue to rise in the future. The…show more content…
Found and Recovered Wind energy is found in the wind, obviously. However, the energy from the wind is found in generators, where it is stored. Wind energy has been in use for thousands of years. According to the website of the Wind Energy Foundation, wind energy has been used in since the early recorded history. People have harnessed the energy of wind when it was used to propel boats along the Nile River as early as 5000 B.C. The earliest windmill was recorded to be in 200 B.C. by the Chinese for pumping water, while vertical-axis windmills with woven reed sails were grinding grain from Persia and the Middle East (History of Wind Energy, 2016). According to the article, How Wind Energy Works, since the late 1990s, the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been working with state governments to produce and validate high-resolution wind resource potential assessments on a state-by-state basis (How Wind Energy Works). Some the best places in the United States would be in the Great Plains or just off of the shoreline in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Wind energy is recovered the same way of it is produced. The generator stored the energy made from the blades spinning and that makes the shaft spin and that is electricity is recovered from the wind. Stored and Released Wind energy is stored in many different ways. One way that a person might want to store their energy is through a battery. A battery is

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