Wind power

What is wind power?
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Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy.

What is wind power? ` ` Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy. For example:  Using wind turbines to make electricity. .

.What is wind power? ` ` Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy. wind mills for mechanical power. For example:   Using wind turbines to make electricity.

For example:    Using wind turbines to make electricity. wind mills for mechanical power. . wind pumps for pumping water or drainage.What is wind power? ` ` Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy.

or sails to propel ships. . wind pumps for pumping water or drainage. wind mills for mechanical power.What is wind power? ` ` Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy. For example:     Using wind turbines to make electricity.

Wind turbine .

the former being both older and more common. .Wind turbine ` A wind turbine is a rotary device that extracts energy from the wind. Wind turbines can rotate about either a horizontal or a vertical axis.

modern HAWT (Horizontal-axis wind turbines). Savonius VAWT (Vertical-axis wind turbines) and Giromill/DarrieusVAWT.Wind Turbine ` We know three different types of turbines. .

modern HAWT (Horizontal-axis wind turbines). .Wind Turbine ` We know three different types of turbines. Savonius VAWT (Vertical-axis wind turbines) and Giromill/DarrieusVAWT.

HAWT design .

Small turbines are pointed by a simple wind vane (10). . while large turbines generally use a wind sensor coupled with a servo motor. and must be pointed into the wind. which turns the slow rotation of the blades (1) into a quicker rotation that is more suitable to drive an electrical generator.HAWT design ` Horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) have the main rotor shaft (2) and electrical generator (7) at the top of a tower (15). Most have a gearbox (6).

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Wind farms ` What is a wind farm? .

Wind farms ` What is a wind farm? A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power. .

Wind farms ` What is a wind farm? A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power. ` Individual turbines are interconnected with a mediumvoltage power collection system and communications network. . At a substation. this medium-voltage electrical current is increased in voltage with a transformer for connection to the high-voltage transmission system.

Wind farms .

Wind farms . .Benefits ` Wind power is a renewable energy source that requires no fuel to operate and does not produce any emissions that are harmful to the environment.

Benefits ` Wind power is a renewable energy source that requires no fuel to operate and does not produce any emissions that are harmful to the environment.Wind farms . so they don't have any radioactive or chemical impact either. Wind turbines are made of plastic and metallic materials. .

Benefits ` Wind power is a renewable energy source that requires no fuel to operate and does not produce any emissions that are harmful to the environment. and they also make less noise pollution. so they don't have any radioactive or chemical impact either. . Wind farms take up much less space than conventional power plants. Wind turbines are made of plastic and metallic materials.Wind farms .

.Wind farms .Drawbacks ` Electricity produced from wind generally costs more than that one produced from traditional sources like natural gas and coal.

. compared to a 70 percent efficiency rate from natural gas and coal.Wind farms . At best.Drawbacks ` Electricity produced from wind generally costs more than that one produced from traditional sources like natural gas and coal. wind farms produce electricity at an efficiency rate of 30 percent.

compared to a 70 percent efficiency rate from natural gas and coal.Drawbacks ` Electricity produced from wind generally costs more than that one produced from traditional sources like natural gas and coal.Wind farms . At best. wind farms produce electricity at an efficiency rate of 30 percent. Wind can't be stored: electricity must be produced on demand. yet wind is inherently unpredictable. Wind energy is also unreliable. .

At best. wind farms produce electricity at an efficiency rate of 30 percent. yet wind is inherently unpredictable.Wind farms . Wind energy is also unreliable.Drawbacks ` Electricity produced from wind generally costs more than that one produced from traditional sources like natural gas and coal. . Back-up generators are needed to make sure enough electricity is available to meet demand. compared to a 70 percent efficiency rate from natural gas and coal. Electricity can't be stored: it must be produced on demand.

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Wind power usage ` Number of wind turbines in different nations. .

.Wind power usage ` Number of wind turbines in Portuguese regions.

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