ISP assignment 6 - ISPAssignment6 19:18

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ISP Assignment 6 19:18 Chapter 29 discusses the some of the possible solutions we can use to create a  different form of energy. Some examples include sequestration to wind, solar, and  nuclear power and all can play a essential role. Out of all the sources of sporadic  power, the most mature and economically competitive is wind. Denmark leads  the world in wind power production and the building of turbines; and wind now  supplies 21 percent of the countries electricity. One downfall to wind turbines is  that wind doesn’t always blow but it is fairly certain that it is blowing somewhere.  The more widely dispersed wind turbines are , the more they come to resemble  base-load providers like coal. Wind turbines also break down far less frequently,  and are cheaper to maintain that coal-fired plants. There are 3 technologies that  directly exploit the sun’s power. Solar hot water systems, solar thermal devices  and photovoltaic cells. Solar hot water systems sit on a north-facing roof and trap  the sun’s ray which are used to heat water. Solar thermal power stations produce  large amounts of electricity and work by concentrating the sun’s rays into small,  highly efficient solar collectors. Photovoltaic cells use the sunlight that falls onto  them to generate electricity. We will see a multiplicity of technologies used  wherever favorable conditions prevail. Chapter 30 is about if nuclear power is the answer to climate change.  James Lovelock delivered a genuine plea for a massive expansion in the worlds 
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course ISP 221 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ISP assignment 6 - ISPAssignment6 19:18

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