Wind Energy - The Benefits of Wind Turbines Research Paper

An exploration of wind turbine energy.
# 146634 | 3,277 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 09, 2011 in Engineering (Civil and Environment) , Environmental Studies (Design)

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This paper examines and documents data pertaining to all aspects of wind energy. Presented within the paper are facts and illustrations with regards to wind turbine energy systems, including environmental impacts, advantages, disadvantages, turbine operations, turbine mechanics and statistical data. Moreover, historical facts along with current and future trends regarding wind turbines are discussed. The primary scope of this paper is to put emphasis on the importance of alternative sources of energy. The paper explains that the current uses of non-renewable and unclean fossil fuels are not only depleting at an alarming rate, but are wreaking havoc on the environment due to the harmful pollutants that are emitted from their use. The paper concludes that wind energy systems are quickly becoming main-stream for both governments and private ownership alike; wind power is the wave of the future! This paper contains illustrative figures.

A Brief History of Wind Mills
Wind Turbines of Today
Missouri Incentives
Current Technologies
Pros & Cons
Key Locations
Constructing a Turbine
Turbine Components
Literature Cited

From the Paper:

"The cost of producing wind generated electricity is decreasing with the help of new technologies. Since the implementation of green pricing programs and tax breaks for renewable energy, the growth of wind turbines and farms are being encouraged. Utility providers throughout the United States are offering a green pricing option which allows customers to opt out of using fossil fuels, and instead renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Unfortunately prices for renewable energy are typically more expensive as a consumer, but at least the option is available (DOE, 2009)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gipe, Paul. Wind Power For Home & Business: Renewable Energy for the 1990's and Beyond. White River Junction, Vermont. 1993 Chelsea Green Publishing Company.
  • Torrey, Volta. Wind-Catchers: American Windmills of Yesterday and Tomorrow. Stephen Greene Press. Brattleboro, Vermont. 1996
  • Putnam, Palmer. Power From the Wind. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. New York, NY. 1998.
  • Department of Energy (DOE) - Wind Turbine Facts Retrieved April 14, 2009, From
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Small Wind Energy Systems Retrieved April 14, 2009, From

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