A discussion of alternative energy sources, focusing on the example of wind power.
# 53145 | 1,720 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Oct 14, 2004 in Geology and Geophysics (Meteorology) , Geology and Geophysics (Environmental Science) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems)
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This paper examines the background of wind power as an alternative energy source and how it can be applied in an urban setting today. This paper includes several colorful graphics and links to actual plans on how to construct a wind generator as an alternative energy source.
From the Paper:"No one is absolutely certain when the power of the wind was first used by mankind. Certainly, the Egyptians were sailing barges on the Nile as long as 5,000 years ago. Simple wind machines were probably used for grinding grain in Persian 2,000 years ago, and windmills with cloth sails have been used in Crete for centuries to pump water (Dineen 17). Today, one of the best ways of using the wind's energy is to turn it into electricity (Cross 15). Windmills (and increasingly wind turbines) have been used for some time for produce electricity, but there are significant problems associated with the technology that limits its widespread use. This paper examines the background of wind power as an alternative energy source and how it can be applied in an urban setting today."
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