All of us has seen massive air balloons being lifted in the air using lighter lifting gases such as helium. The same concept is now put to use in generating electricity from wind. Magenn Power, Inc. is the company behind the invention of this spectacular concept.
Utilizing Wind Energy as a Natural and Renewable Resource
Wind is produced by the effects of the heating and cooling patterns of Earth’s surface. The Sun is ultimately responsible for climate but we can also harness the wind’s energy as is flows across the land. Wind energy can be collected by wind turbines which spin as wind flows across their blades. This mechanical motion can be transferred into electrical energy and be stored in a battery for later use. The use of large wind farms to generate power doesn’t account for much of the planet’s total energy output, but the field has been growing rapidly the past few years thanks to higher oil prices. Wind turbines have become cheaper to produce and more efficient which also help fuel wind energy’s rapid growth.
Magnetic Levitation or Maglev, has been used successfully in trains & toys till today, but it will now be used in tapping renewable energy from wind. Read how Maglev technology is being used in constructing a larger than life wind turbine that will surpass all the conventional forms of wind turbines
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The wind energy is available abundantly and freely, but there are many other costs associated with it. Let us see various costs associated with with wind turbines and cost of product of power.
The thermal power plants require fossil fuels like coal and oil for their operation, while the wind power plants or wind farms don’t need such fuels. There are many more differences between thermal power plants and wind power plants, let us see a few of them.
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. One classic example where man taps wind power is in electricity generation. Here are the main disadvantages with wind energy electricity generation.