Title

Dam it's Windy: A Short Film on Hydro and Wind Power

Date

5-31-2018 9:45 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 10:00 AM

Location

NS 101

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Scientific Storytelling using Student Created Videos: Energy Resources Powering our Future

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney, Philip Wade

Abstract

Hydro and wind power are alternative, renewable sources of energy that are becoming more prominent in American society. Humans have been harnessing both wind and water to produce energy for thousands of years and have slowly improved methods to generate increasing amounts of energy. From early uses in grinding wheat into flour, to providing electricity to entire cities, both wind and water have been essential in human development. Although each utilize different sources of energy, both use turbines to turn kinetic energy into mechanical, and then use a generator to transform that into electrical energy to be distributed to homes and businesses. Hydropower is the world’s leading source of renewable energy and provides highly efficient, emission-free power with low environmental impact. Electricity harnessed from wind and water reduces the use of fossil fuels without compromising ecological well-being, making them popular alternative energy sources. The purpose of this research film project is to collect and report the most current information on these increasingly popular forms of renewable electricity.

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May 31st, 9:45 AM May 31st, 10:00 AM

Dam it's Windy: A Short Film on Hydro and Wind Power

NS 101

Hydro and wind power are alternative, renewable sources of energy that are becoming more prominent in American society. Humans have been harnessing both wind and water to produce energy for thousands of years and have slowly improved methods to generate increasing amounts of energy. From early uses in grinding wheat into flour, to providing electricity to entire cities, both wind and water have been essential in human development. Although each utilize different sources of energy, both use turbines to turn kinetic energy into mechanical, and then use a generator to transform that into electrical energy to be distributed to homes and businesses. Hydropower is the world’s leading source of renewable energy and provides highly efficient, emission-free power with low environmental impact. Electricity harnessed from wind and water reduces the use of fossil fuels without compromising ecological well-being, making them popular alternative energy sources. The purpose of this research film project is to collect and report the most current information on these increasingly popular forms of renewable electricity.