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Wind Energy - A Renewable Energy Source for the Future

Wind energy has been used by mankind since antiquity, for uses like powering sailing ships and driving windmills to grind grain or pump water.Wind Energy Turbines When fossil fuels arrived on the scene as relatively inexpensive energy sources, the use of wind energy dropped off. Now, however, fossil fuels are becoming ever more expensive and there are concerns about their long term availability, in addition to concerns about greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change. All these factors make the use of wind energy as a renewable energy source a vaiable option. The primary application is wind generators, which are wind turbines that rotate a generator to generate electricity. Learn more about this timely topic through the many Bright Hub articles on alternative energy, wind turbines and more.

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Latest Articles on Wind Energy
Alternative Fuel Sources: Saving the Planet

Contrary to what some people believe we do not have to reinvent the wheel in order to utilize alternative fuel sources. Wind, water and the sun have been available as options for saving...

Main Disadvantages With Generation of Electricity from Wind Energy

Man has worked closely with nature for centuries by harnessing its power for water transportation like in the sailboat or convert wind energy to mechanical work like in drawing water...

Wind Turbine Types and Designs

Wind energy is one of the most promising ways to keep nature clean and meet our ever increasing energy demands. Conventional energy sources are not going to last forever and our energy...

The History of Wind Energy

A review of the history of wind energy indicates that wind energy has always been a primary source of energy for the world. Wind energy took a backseat to the more reliable and cheaper...

Most Popular Articles on Wind Energy
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    How to Interpret Weibull and Raleigh Distributions for Wind Velocity

    The most significant constraint of the wind force is the wind speed. For this rationale, understanding wind ratings via Weibull Distributions and Raleigh Distributions is very important. This article explains...

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    How to Make a Windmill at Home?

    Everyone of us has seen a windmill and also know about the benefits it entails. Many of us might have even thought of making one, however a small one which we can use it at home. The following article...

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    How do Wind Turbines Benefit the Environment?

    Wind Turbines are used to convert wind, a renewable source of energy to electricity. They are thus a better choice than conventional power plants that use non-renewable sources, emit air-pollutants and...

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    Sustainable Energy Defined

    The article describes what sustainable energy is and the difference between sustainable and renewable energy sources. Some well-known power sources like the sun, wind and nuclear power are considered to...

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    How to Calculate Wind Load

    To prevent new construction and other structures from toppling in strong winds, architects and engineers have to calculate their wind loads. The wind load of a physical object is completely relative to...

More About Wind Energy
What are the Benefits of Wind Energy?

This article will focus on the many benefits of wind energy. Such benefits include cost, reliability, efficiency, growth and cleanliness....

World Wide Wind Energy Facts and Information on Eolic Energy

Wind (eolic) energy continues to be an excellent source of sustainable and alternative energy. Learn the main facts of an energy industry sector that is growing exponentially...