Wind Power 11/1/05 Joshua Gibson
HOW IT WORKS
The sun heats our atmosphere unevenly,so some patches become warmer than others. These hot spots of air make gusts of air called wind. We feel a chilly breeze about us. We use the energy in the wind by using enormous buildings called wind farms. They have these massive propellers on the top. The wind pushes the propellers round to produce electricity. We try to build as many as we can together to produce more electricity. The more towers, the more wind, the more electricity we can produce.
. WIND IS FREE, WIND FARMS NEED NO FUEL
. PRODUCES NO WASTE OR GREENHOUSE GASSES
. THE LAND BENEATH CAN USUALLY STILL BE USED FOR FARMING
. WIND FARMS CAN ALSO BE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
. A GOOD METHOD O F SUPPLYING ENERGY TO REMOTE AREAS
THE WIND IS NOT ALWAYS PREDICTABLE-SOME DAYS HAVE NO WIND SUITIBLE AREAS FOR WIND FARMS ARE OFTEN NEAR THE COAST, WHERE LAND IS EXPENSIVE
SOME PEOPLE FEEL THAT COVERING THE LANDSCAPE WITH THESE TOWERS IS UNSIGHTLY
CAN KILL BIRDS- MIGRATING FLOCKS TEND TO LIKE STRONG WINDS
CAN AFFECT TELEVISION RECEPTION IF YOU LIVE NEARBY
NOISY, A WIND GENERATER MAKES A CONSTANT LOW “WOOSHING” NOISE DAY AND NIGHT, WHICH CAN DRIVE YOU NUTS. AN ENTIRE WIND FARM MAKES QUITE A RACKET. THEN AGAIN THE SMALL MODERN WIND GENERATORS USED ON BOATS AND CARAVANS MAKE HARDLY ANY NOISE.