Turbine

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Consequences There are many cons of wind power. The wind is inconsistent, unsteady and unpredictable.Wind power is not cheap and like many energy sources, rely on government subsidies to remain competitive.Wind farms are generally located in rural areas that might be otherwise picturesque. They are considered by some people to be an eyesore.Some people complain of noise from the turbines.Wildlife impact. Not only birds, but bats have experienced fatalities.Localized impact on night-time temperatures and weather.(Siegel,RP) With every con there are always pros and wind energy is no execption. Its a Clean energy, no fuel to drill, frack, mine, transport or burn,renewable and sustainable.Costs are relatively low and continue to decrease,abundant domestic supply.The power is essentially free once the infrastructure is paid for.Low life cycle carbon footprint. It can be used almost anywhere.(Siegel,Rp) Wind energy isn't the only thing with pros and cons Solar power has them too.Solar panels give off no pollution, the only pollution produced as a result of solar panels is the manufacturing of these devices in factories, transportation of the goods, and installation.The production of energy from the use of fossil and some renewable fuels (e.g. wind turbines) can be noisy, yet solar energy produces electricity very quietly.One of the great pros of solar energy is the ability to harness electricity in remote locations that are not linked to a national grid. A prime example of this is in space, where satellites are powered by high efficiency solar cells.The installation of solar panels in remote locations is usually much more cost effective than laying the required high voltage wires.(Bratley,James) There are cons too.T... ... middle of paper ... ... we have to make sure we drill deep enough to ger a good amount of geothermal energy. Hot, pressurized geothermal fluid, or a secondary working fluid, is allowed to expand rapidly and provide rotational or mechanical energy to turn the turbine blades on a shaft.( How a Geothermal Power Plant Works) To test the solar panels on our turbine we will Check the condition of any fuses that might be in the power path. Verify the system wiring is correct and intact. Check all the connections and terminals for good electrical contact.(How to Test your Solar Panel) We have to test the blades for our hydroelectric part and also test if the water is polutated.A water turbine works using the force of the water to move the gears to create energy to work the machinery that is attached. The turbine moves, or spins, from the flow of the water. (How does a water turbine work?)
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