Wind Energy

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     Wind energy refers to capturing the energy from moving air .kinetic energy of moving air can be trapped to produce mechanical energy, which in turn produces electrical energy. Wind power is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies.

      How is wind energy created? 

 Wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the turbine’s blades spin clockwise, capturing energy. This triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine, connected to a gearbox within the nacelle, to spin. The gearbox sends that wind energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Electricity then travels to a transformer, where voltage levels are adjusted to match with the grid. 

      What are the challenges of wind power?

 Wind power is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world because of its many advantages. Wind power also presents inherent challenges in some regions of the world, which are being addressed through research and development (R&D) projects around the globe. 

  • Wind power is cost-effective in many regions. In others, wind power needs to compete with other energy sources, but global R&D efforts are working on solutions to reduce the leveled cost of electricity (LCOE) of both onshore and offshore wind power. 
  • Another advantage of wind power is that it is a domestic source of energy, harnessing a limitless local resource. Some viable locations for wind farms, however, are located remote areas that would present challenges in construction and electricity transmission logistics. Technology breakthroughs such as two-piece blades and modular construction are helping overcome such challenges.
  • Another advantage of wind power is that it is a domestic source of energy, harnessing a limitless local resource. Some viable locations for wind farms, however, are located remote areas that would present challenges in construction and electricity transmission logistics. Technology breakthroughs such as two-piece blades and modular construction are helping overcome such challenges.

Wind energy is probably the solution to our energy demands. It has great potential and is easy to manage. All you have to do is build the turbine and everything else is going to be free. With only one turbine, you can power over 200 homes.  Every wind turbine lasts for about 20-25 years. As long as the wind blows, wind turbines can harness the wind to create power. Wind power only makes up a tiny percent of the electricity that is produced. Unlike coal, wind turbines do not create greenhouse gases and are completely renewable sources. Many people believe that wind energy could soon be the main source of energy. 

 

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