Title

Are You a Fan of Renewable Energy?

Date

5-29-2014 8:15 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 8:30 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Scientific Storytelling using Student Created Videos: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

For millennia, sailing ships have used the wind to power their travel. Until recently, wind power has not been used as a resource to create electricity. This documentary will delve into the aspects of today’s wind energy technology. Wind turbines are the most efficient generators of renewable wind energy currently available. Wind farms, as well as personal wind turbines; have become an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. These machines provide the electricity that power anywhere from a single home to an entire neighborhood. In fact, a single megawatt turbine can power up to 400 homes! Yet how much of our renewable energy is actually made up from wind energy? Similarly, is the cost of setting up and maintaining wind turbines practical for the amount of energy received from these turbines? If these questions interest you, you may be a fan of wind energy!

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May 29th, 8:15 AM May 29th, 8:30 AM

Are You a Fan of Renewable Energy?

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

For millennia, sailing ships have used the wind to power their travel. Until recently, wind power has not been used as a resource to create electricity. This documentary will delve into the aspects of today’s wind energy technology. Wind turbines are the most efficient generators of renewable wind energy currently available. Wind farms, as well as personal wind turbines; have become an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. These machines provide the electricity that power anywhere from a single home to an entire neighborhood. In fact, a single megawatt turbine can power up to 400 homes! Yet how much of our renewable energy is actually made up from wind energy? Similarly, is the cost of setting up and maintaining wind turbines practical for the amount of energy received from these turbines? If these questions interest you, you may be a fan of wind energy!