What is wind energy?Wind energy is the power of the windturned into electricity through windturbines.
How does wind make electricity? The wind turns the blades on the turbine. This then turns a magnet in the generator around a coil of wire. Electricity is produced. The electricity goes from the wind turbine to the national grid. At the national grid, the electricity is sent to homes for everyone to use.
Renewable EnergyWind energy is ‘renewable’.‘Renewable’ means it can keep giving out energy over and over again, andit doesn’t make any waste.
Solar Energy Solar energy is another well-known form of renewable energy. ‘Solar energy’ is where solar panels use light from the Sun to produce energy. The main advantage with solar energy is that the solar panels can be set up in your own home by placing them on your roof.
Wind Energy in Scotland Scotland has the second highest potential for wind energy in Europe (second windiest country in Europe). This means that Scotland’s wind turbines can produce lots of energy. There are already about 1500 wind turbines in Scotland, and more are being built as we speak.
Pros of wind energy It is renewable. It is clean. If we don’t use wind energy for our electricity, we will have to use energy from coal or nuclear sources, which is bad for the environment. If we keep making more wind turbines, more people can get jobs.
Cons of Wind Energy Not everyone likes the look of wind turbines. They are noisy. They are expensive to set up. Compared to other methods of producing energy, wind turbines are quite inefficient (varies with wind).
ConclusionRenewable energy like solar and wind energy, are clean ways to produce alot of our electricity, however there a lot of disadvantages to consider. Whatdo you think?