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  • Wind Power By: Sydney Payton
  • How Windmills Work?
    • The windmill's blades
    • are turned by the
    • wind that passes
    • Over the windmill.
  • Wind Converted to Electricity
    • To convert wind to electricity, the blades of a wind turbine turn into a shaft which is attached to a gear transmission box. That transmission box increases the turning speed in the shaft which connects to the generator that creates electricity.
  • In Short
    • Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power
  • What Do Windmills look like?
    • Modern windmills are usually tall, skinny, and made of aluminum or steel. Most have two or three blades.
    • On most windmills the blades make a 150 foot circle
  • Windmill Models
    • The traditional windmill uses a horizontal axis. They are also the most common type of windmill used.
    • There are other types of windmills which use a vertical axis that looks a lot like an egg beater. These are less commonly used.
  • About Windmills
    • Windmills are built in flat open areas
    • Wind turbines have an emergency shut off in case of a wind storm or tornado
    • Windmills have been around for 5,000 years
  • Wind farms
    • A wind farm is a place where there are many windmills together in one location and they all work together to create electricity
  • Why is wind power better?
    • Renewable resource
    • It’s often one of the least expensive forms of renewable power available
    • It’s clean
  • The End