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Wind project ms. howland slide show

  1. 1. Wind Power By: Morgan Kenney & Ashley Wright Block 2 11.17.10
  2. 2. What is Wind Energy? Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, wind mills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships. Wind power is also a renewable source.
  3. 3. How can a homeowner utilize this source? For homeowners who live in an area that has fairly steady strong winds, and own at least a half acre of land, this would be a reliable energy source. Or, if you live near an ocean, it would be sufficient also. Due too the strong winds caused by the tide.
  4. 4. How much does it cost to build a Wind Farm? It costs around $1,500-2,000 for a wind turbine. To build a whole facility, it would cost approximately $1.3million-1.7million.
  5. 5. Where is the closest Wind Farm to us? The closest Wind Farm to us is approximately 30 miles North of Keene. This Farm has 12 wind turbines.
  6. 6. How much does it cost per kilowatt-hour? Per kilowatt-hour it costs $0.30.
  7. 7. Contribution to Global Warming? Researchers say that Wind Energy has actually reduced global warming because f its efficient way to create electricity.
  8. 8. Pro's of Wind Energy -Generates electricity without releasing chemicals into the air. -Wind Energy is the cheapest form of energy. -Power cuts & failures are almost non-existent.
  9. 9. Con's of Wind Energy -Wind turbines are easily damaged in storms. -Wind is not always blowing. -They make a very loud sound, of 50-60 decibel.
  10. 10. How does this relate to the law of conservation of energy? Transfer energy from mechanical to wind, and wind to mechanical.
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  12. 12. Fun facts! (: Wind energy good sides are: high working reliability, no fuel costs and no pollution. Wind energy is one of the lowest-priced renewable energy sources. Wind energy is mostly used to generate electricity. Wind energy is very abundant energy source in many parts of the USA.
  13. 13. And that's our project! (: We support no-shave November!