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A wind power turbine is a piece of equipment that can be used to collect and convert the energy from the wind in to usable electric energy.
It is a combination of 2 or 3 propeller blades mounted on to a tall mast as high as possible, the higher the mast, the more energy is collected and converted to energy.
Certainly the wind movement as well as solar power is gaining more and more momentum as there are no other easily accessible methods of generating power available to the everyday public.
Erecting a wind power turbine is a great way to reduce bills and in some cases earn an income at the same time. Go here to read more about this fascinating subject - wind power turbine
Whilst wind power sounds like it could be the perfect solution to global energy needs, there are many advantages and disadvantages of wind power.
Wind power is the energy generated by the wind which is captured and converted in to the electricity that we can all use in our homes and businesses. We as a planet are constantly on the lookout for more sustainable energy sources and wind power is one of the leading proponents of this movement.
The downside to relying on wind is that it is a natural force of nature. It would be like relying purely on rain water to run machines, there could be no guarantees that there would be constant supply and this is one of the biggest problems about adopting wind power in a big way.
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Ever wondered if it was possible to measure the power of the wind? Well it is and I'll show you how.
I've just added a really good page here all about measuring the power of the wind, it's entitled wind turbine efficiency and discusses ways in which it is possible to measure the strength and power of the wind.
By measuring the power of the wind it is then easy to determine whether a wind turbine is being efficient in its present position or not. Also whether there is enough wind over a period of time to make having more turbines in that same area a real benefit.
I show you a quick equation that can be used to calculate these facts .
Here's the page - wind turbine efficiency
Ever wondered how wind turbines work?
Doesn't it fascinate you that something as pure and natural as the wind can cause an object to turn and that object can then generate electricity for use in our homes and businesses?
Well this is true and it's not even a new concept. Many generations before us have been using the power of wind to make their lives easier. Windmills were the precursor to wind turbines and both work on a similar principle.
Our modern day 'windmills' have developed in to a very efficient and slimline energy source. It will be very interesting to see how they change in the future and how much more efficient they become.
Go take a quick look here to find out exactly how wind turbines work
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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