The Efficiency of Wind Power
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This paper attempts to determine whether domestic wind turbine usage could replace traditional means of electric and gas power production, even for families. The rising popularity of wind energy is explored and the basics of wind power are explained. The paper also discusses the technical and economic pros and cons of wind energy usage and provides approximate estimates of the amount of power that could be derived from commercial and residential rooftop wind turbines. The paper then shows why wind energy has become what many individuals see as the next phase in power production.
From the Paper:"Evolution of wind power has continued to grow throughout the world. Energy co- operations in the United States, Canada, and Europe have taken notice of the potential of alternative resources, including wind power, as fossil fuels are continuing to grow more scarce. One Canadian energy institution stated that, "array of large wind turbine generators can be connected to electricity supply grids and can provide significant amounts of provincial and national electric demand. In Denmark, for example, by the end of 2004, wind electricity provided about 18.5% of national needs and is scheduled to provide 50% by 2030" (CanREN, 2007). Here, as demands for environmentally safe by-products and resource efficiency continue to grow, more and more nations will look to harvest wind power, and follow suit to Denmark and other countries. Interest in wind energy will continue to evolve as fossil fuels are consumed, and other natural resources continue depletion with day-to-day usage. Further, the costs of traditional energy sources create an attractive wind energy market."
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- CanREN. (2007). Technologies and Applications: Supplying Electricity for a Nation. Natural Resources Canada. http://www.canren.gc.ca/tech_appl/index.asp?CaId=6&PgId=232
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