Wind as a Source of Energy

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According to WindSolarEnergy.org, “[Wind energy] is now the fastest growing segment of renewable energy.” The use of wind is a safer way to produce energy than exhausting fossil fuels. When the sun is hiding behind the clouds and not shining brightly, wind is usually created which is then used to convert wind into wind energy. It also depends on the weather condition of the day. It is always available when solar energy is not.
Locations Where Wind Power is Generated. It is very important to consider all of the different locations that wind power should be located. Wind energy is better produced at higher elevations. This is because wind is stronger at higher altitudes than it is near the surface. One specific location would be the largest wind farm in North America: the Stateline Wind Project, located on the border of Oregon and Washington State. The $300 million project will be the largest wind farm in the world when completed. The towers are 166 feet tall, which help produce wind speed from 7 to 56 mph. Wind farms are built in geographical areas that are conducive to consistent prevailing winds. Wind turbines or wind farms are usually located in open fields or areas so there is enough space.
Principles of Wind Power Generation.
Wind power is produced by using wind generators to harness the kinetic energy of wind. It is gaining worldwide popularity as a large-scale energy source, although it still only provides less than one…
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