Transforming Wind Into Energy
There are many ways in which transforming wind into energy can be beneficial, as wind is used for a variety of purposes and activities.
We shall now explore a range of wind energy factors, including how wind can be fun and how to use this wind to your own advantage.
Wind energy has existed since life on our planet began, it is currently used in recreation and industry.
It is believe that the Egyptians were the first to successfully harness wind and turn it into energy, and achieved this through the use of sails. This is still used today, however mainly within the yacht industry.
Wind surfing is a form of this, and many other recreational activities have taken advantage of the wind as a great natural energy source.
In the past, farmers founded the great technique of using the wind to grind their corn into flour. These are the old traditional windmills and they were able to serve a great purpose in supporting generations before us.
The latest industrial use of the wind has been seen in the increasing introduction of wind turbines over the last 30 years or so.
How to transform wind energy into a form of electrical power is a fairly simple process and works on the same principle as most power production techniques.
In order to generate wind power you need to be able to capture energy from the force of the wind.
This is done usually through the use of a wind turbine with a propeller blade type design.
The propeller design is common in horizontal wind turbines, as the less popular design of vertical wind turbines use a different method to capture wind energy.
Once you have the capability of capturing the winds energy, this harnessed energy can be used to drive turbines, attached to a generator, which enables the generator to produce power.
So there is a basic understanding of how to turn wind energy into power.
- Written by James Bratley