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About Hurricane Wind Power
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is now gone the message still resonates
with me. He taught me the value of doing a
job right the first time which is what we
attempt to do with every product we sell.

What is Wind Energy
 We have been harnessing the wind's energy for
hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the
United States, windmills have been used for pumping
water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern
equivalent - a wind turbine - can use the wind's energy
to generate electricity.
 Wind turbines, like windmills, are mounted on a tower to
capture the most energy. At 100 feet (30 meters) or
more aboveground, they can take advantage of the
faster and less turbulent wind. Turbines catch the wind's
energy with their propeller-like blades. Usually, two or
three blades are mounted on a shaft to form a rotor.

Wind Energy is Versatile

When air moves, causing wind, it has kinetic energy
the energy created whenever mass is in motion. With
the right technology, the wind’s kinetic energy can be
captured and converted to other forms of energy such
as electricity or mechanical power. That’s wind power.

 Just as the earliest windmills in Persia, China and Europe
used wind power to pump water or grind grain, today’s
utility-connected wind turbines and multi-turbine wind
farms use wind power to generate clean, renewable
energy to power homes and businesses.

Wind Energy is Clean and Renewable

 Wind energy should be considered an important
component of any long-term energy strategy, because
wind energy generation uses a natural and virtually
inexhaustible source of power—the wind—to produce
electricity. That is a stark contrast to traditional power
plants that rely on fossil fuels.
 And wind energy generation is clean; it doesn’t cause
air, soil or water pollution. That’s an important difference
between wind energy and some other renewable energy
sources, such as nuclear power, which produces a vast
amount of hard-to-manage waste.

Wind Energy Equation
The power available to the rotor (that is, the
spinning blades) of a wind generator is defined
by the equation:
                                                    P =1⁄2d · A ·
                   P  is the power at the rotor,
                   D  is the density of the air,
                   A  is the swept area of the rotor,
                   V  is the speed of the wind.

Wind Features
Wind is nature phenomenon, has its features. Usually, we use wind speed,
wind direction, wind frequency to express wind features.
1. wind speed: Is a term about the movement of air from one place to the
next. As the wind is changeable, usually, what we said wind speed is the
average value of various instantaneous wind speed in a period time, that is
mean average wind speed. Wind speed can be measured by anemoscope.
Wind speed changes depend on the height. The wind speed is increased as
the height increase.
2. Wind frequency: To be wind speed frequency and wind direction frequency
Wind speed frequency: The frequency extent of different wind speed , wind
generator operate smooth and it is easily to be control when the average
wind speed is high, but the wind speed is stable.
Wind direction frequency: The frequency extent of different wind direction.
To be wind generator, hope always a certain wind direction frequency to be

Wind Speed Unit Conversion
From the user, we are given a wind value and the unit to convert.
To convert between miles per hour (mph) and knots (kts):
Wind kts=0.8689762×Windmph
Wind mph=1.1507794×Windkts
To convert between miles per hour (mph) and meters per second (m/s):
Wind m/s=0.44704×Windmph
Wind mph=2.23694×Windm/s
To convert between miles per hour (mph) and feet per second (ft/s):
Wind ft/s=1.46667×Windmph
To convert between miles per hours (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h):
Wind km/h=1.609344×Windmph
To convert between knots (kts) and meters per second (m/s):
Wind m/s=0.5144444×Windkts
Wind kts=1.9438445×Windm/s
To convert between knots (kts) and feet per second (ft/s):
Wind ft/s=1.6878099×Windkts
Wind kts=0.5924838×Windft/s
To convert between knots (kts) and kilometers per hour (km/h):
Wind km/h=1.852×Windkts
To convert between meters per second (m/s) and feet per second (ft/s):
Wind m/s=0.3048×Windft/s
Wind ft/s=3.28084×Windm/s
To convert between meters per second (m/s) and kilometers per hour (km/h):
Wind km/h=3.6×Windm/s
Wind m/s=0.277778×Windkm/h
To convert between feet per second (ft/s) and kilometers per hours (km/h):
Wind km/h=1.09728×Windft/s
Wind ft/s=0.911344×Windkm/h

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3518 Valley View Ave NW, Roanoke,
VA 24012, United States