Title

Wind Turbines… We’re Big Fans!

Date

6-1-2017 8:15 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 8:30 AM

Location

NS 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Energy Sources of the Future

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The United States has over 52,000 wind turbines which contribute five and a half percent of the nation’s generated energy, powering over 24 million homes. The United States is home to the third largest wind farm in the world, located in California. Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s atmosphere by the Sun. Wind energy is a highly sustainable resource; it has been in use since 2000 BC and will be obtainable so long as solar energy is available. This presentation will be exploring the history of wind turbines as well as the science behind them. Specifically, the video will address how the energy is stored, transported, and the efficiency of the process.

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Wind Turbines… We’re Big Fans!

NS 101

The United States has over 52,000 wind turbines which contribute five and a half percent of the nation’s generated energy, powering over 24 million homes. The United States is home to the third largest wind farm in the world, located in California. Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s atmosphere by the Sun. Wind energy is a highly sustainable resource; it has been in use since 2000 BC and will be obtainable so long as solar energy is available. This presentation will be exploring the history of wind turbines as well as the science behind them. Specifically, the video will address how the energy is stored, transported, and the efficiency of the process.