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  • Youtube video of wind turbine in action.
  • Assumes Federal & state incentives. CSP assumes trough technology. Natural gas price of $4.57/MMBTU. Source: Navigant Consulting, Inc. 2010
  • Wind 1

    1. 1. Alternative Energy: Wind<br />
    2. 2. Kelsey Parks<br />
    3. 3. History<br />Wind energy propelled boats along the Nile River as early as 5000 B.C. <br />By 200 B.C., simple windmills in China were pumping water, while vertical-axis windmills with woven reed sails were grinding grain in Persia and the Middle East.<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    4. 4. DISADVANTAGES<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    5. 5. Location<br />The wind doesn’t blow all the time or everyday.<br />Good sites for wind plants are the tops of smooth, rounded hills, open plains or shorelines, and mountain gaps that produce wind funneling. However these sites are generally limited and far from the load.<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    6. 6. Environmental Impact<br />Wind turbines do have negative impacts on the environment especially in the case of bird and bat deaths, and the landscape.<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    7. 7. ADVANTAGES<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    8. 8. Cost<br />Wind energy is one of the lowest priced renewable energy technologies available today, costing between four and six cents per kilowatt hour.<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    9. 9. Levelized Cost of Electricity for Various Power and Energy Efficiency Options, ¢/KWH <br />Wow! Six ¢/KWH is pretty cheap for wind.<br />Kelsey Parks<br />
    10. 10. Lifetime<br />A wind turbine’s life expectancy is 20-25 years. The expected lifetime of a refurbished wind turbine is another 15 years.<br />Prezi show<br />Kelsey Parks<br />

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