•Definition.•Parts of a wind turbine.•Type of energy.•Operation of a wind farm.•Types of wind farm.•An offshore wind farm.•Advantages and disadvantages.•Wind farms in Galicia, Spain, Europe and the world.•Curiosities.•Conclusions.•Bibliography.
Wind powercaptures the energyof the moving air.As the sun heats theearth’s surface, itdoes it so unevenlythat it creates windcycles. By tappinginto these windcycles, we’re able tocreate wind power.
•The power from therotation of the windturbine rotor istransferred to thegenerator.•The wind turbinegenerator convertsmechanical energyinto electricalenergy.
Wind energy is a resource which is classified as renewable
• A wind farm may also be • Wind mills can also be located offshore. used for agricultural purposes.
Advantages Disadvantages Once the wind turbine is The strength of the wind is built, the energy it produces not constant and it varies does not cause green house from zero to storm force. gases or other pollutants. Many people feel that the Many people find wind farms countryside should be left an interesting feature of the untouched, without these landscape. large structures being built. Remote areas that are not The largest single turbine connected to the electricity available today can only power grid can use wind provide enough electricity for turbines to produce their own 475 homes when running at supply. full capacity.
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Gabbard offshore wind farm is the biggest in the world and is located on the estuary of the River Thames.
Designed by an Arizona State University student, freeway sign wind turbines like these could generate enough electricity to supply a small apartment at low wind speeds.
Maple Ridge wind farm is currently New York’s largest wind farm, located in Lewis County. Operational since 2006, Maple Ridge is responsible for nearly 75% of New York’s total wind power capacity.
The world’s first floating wind turbine installed off the coast of Norway.
Another one of Californias amazing wind farms, Tehachapi Pass is one of the oldest wind farms still in operation, since the early 1980s. About a dozen different companies generate electricity in the Tehachapi Pass wind farm. It is located in the Mojave Desert.
•Renewable energy is very important and itsuse should be promoted.•It is not too expensive to get.•The air is a never-ending energy source.•It does not require the removal of toomuch soil.•It does not require too much work.•The space they occupy can be used forother purposes.