Alternative Energy Essay.docx

Developing and testing large windmills called wind

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developing and testing large windmills -called wind generator- that could produce electric power on large scale. Wind energy is yet another for of alternative energy that has proven that if it can be harnessed, controlled, and used to suit our needs it can be a prominent source of energy. Three Huge blades are mounted on a rotor. These blades are spun by the wind and the rotors convert that into electricity. The rotor and blade is held high in the air by a large pole. This pole has all the equipment in it to transport the energy to the ground where it is then transported to the powerplant. After this all that is left to do is send it to the customers. The main catch in this plan
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is: What if the wind isn’t blowing? If the wind isn’t blowing then we would have no energy. Of course we could always store it up, but that would be more hassle than it was really worth. Geothermal Energy is a method which is less used than the previous two. It involves pumping heat and warm water up from the ground and is able to convert it into energy. This can be used nearly everywhere because the first ten feet of ground almost all around the world is able to maintain a pretty constant temperature. This is great for the environment because it releases little
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