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It seems the whole world wants to go green right now or at least this is the message that our politicians and governments are promoting, but is it really as simple as this, which route is the most efficient and cost effective for generating our power needs?
Wind Power Pros and Cons...
Global wind wind power is a huge force that can surely be harnessed but it does have its limitations. For example you can't run a car on wind power and cars are still one of the biggest causes of pollution in the world today.
Throughout history, wind has been used for certain things for example to carry large ships across the ocean or to power the huge sails on windmills that rotated to grind corn and other grains for our foods.
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We've been using them for hundreds of years and whilst the design and science behind them may have changed significantly the main basic principle of the windmill remains the same, but how does wind energy work and how can it generate electricity?
Well, it's actually quite straight forward, the wind blows the sails or blades around which turns a series of rotors inside the head of the turbine which then rotate fast enough to generate power.
Wind energy is clean, very cheap to create, but it's one main downside is the lack of consistency. There are no guarantees that wind will be available to turn the turbines in order to generate energy.
So if you've ever been sat there and wondered to yourself 'how does wind energy work, you should go and take a look at this page for a much better and fuller description.
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