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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

- ... Mr.Toad is wealthy, mischievous, simple-minded, kind, and determined. Personally, I believe Mr.Toad is the one who gets himself into trouble the most.”I wonder, he said to himself presently, If this sort of car starts easily?”(PG.79)”Let me see: he has been found guilty, on the clearest evidence, first of stealing a valuable motor car.” As you continue to read the book, we meet Mr.Badger. Mr.Badger is a recluse but he is kind, generous, wise, and he tells great stories.”Mr.Badger, he’s a kind-hearted gentleman, as everyone knows…” The characters in this story are as different as night and day, but somehow they all get along and become friends....   [tags: character analysis]

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Report on Wind

- Report on Wind I did my report on wind. As you may or may not know wind moves horizontally, and the wind that doesn’t move horizontally moves vertically. That kind of wind is called a current. Many things may cause these rushes of moving air, one thing would be atmospheric pressure differences. The differences in the distribution of pressure and temperature is caused by the unequal distribution of heat. There are also the differences in the thermal properties of land and the ocean surfaces. When the temperatures of different regions become unequal, the warmer air will normally rise and move over the cold air because the cold air is heavier....   [tags: Wind Energy Weather Essays]

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The Use of Wind as an Alternative Energy Source

- ... At 100 feet (30 meters) or more aboveground, they can take advantage of the faster and less turbulent wind. Turbines catch the wind's energy with their propeller-like blades. Usually, two or three blades are mounted on a shaft to form a rotor. (renewableenergy.com) Wind power has become affordable enough to compete with fossil fuels. Around the world utility services are offering wind-generated electricity at a premium of 2 to 3 cents per kWh. A household that uses wind power for a quarter of its electrical needs, the cost would only be $4 or $5 dollars per month for it and the price is still dropping....   [tags: wind turbines, sources of energy]

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Energy Resource: Petroleum and Wind Energy

- ... (N/A, 2008) The Conversion process converts crude oil into finished products such as gasoline. (N/A, 2008) Then it blends different chemicals to make gasoline. (N/A, 2008) Gasoline averages about $3.70 per gallon or higher, depending on the region. Obama backed down on drilling during his campaign when it goes threatened by the GOP. Since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico you have to get new offshore drilling permits. Democrats say that they’re concerned citizens with lower incomes would feel the burden of higher gas and food prices....   [tags: types, drill, oil, turbine, wind]

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How Wind Turbines Assist in Generating Alternative Energy

- How Wind Turbines Assist in Generating Alternative Energy Abstract I have researched how turbines assist in generating alternative energy. I found my research primarily from the Internet from sources such as the U.S. Department of energy. I then noted what a wind turbine does to help generate energy, and why it is used as an alternative energy. I also found disadvantages to using fossil fuels, and why it is important to use alternative energy like wind. I then researched how the wind turbine worked and what each specific component of the turbine did....   [tags: Wind Power Energy]

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Wind Tunnels

- Wind Tunnels In this report I will talk about the wind tunnel. I will described what they are used for. The different types of wind tunnels from the slow speed subsonic to the high speed hypersonic tunnels. I will also give A few examples of the wind tunnels used today. The wind tunnel is a device used by many people, from High school students to NASA engineers. The wind tunnel is a device used to test planes to see how well it will do under certain conditions. The plane maybe as big as a full size 747 or as small as a match....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wind Power

- Wind Power The wind turbine, also called a windmill, is a means of harnessing the kinetic energy of the wind and converting it into electrical energy. This is accomplished by turning blades called aerofoils, which drive a shaft, which drive a motor (turbine) and ar e connected to a generator. "It is estimated that the total power capacity of winds surrounding the earth is 1 x 1011 Gigawatts" (Cheremisinoff 6). The total energy of the winds fluctuates from year to year. Windmill expert Richard Hills said that the wind really is a fickle source of power, with wind speeds to low or inconsistent for the windmill to be of practical use....   [tags: essays papers]

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Analyzing The Wind

- Analyzing the Wind Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Plot: • Cates is thrown into jail for teaching the beginning of the world contrary to what the bible says. • Brady is coming to Hillsboro for the trail. • Hornbeck announces he will bring Drummond to defend Cates. • Both sides choose the remaining members of the jury. • Cates almost pulls out but doesn’t. • Howard is called to testify. • Rachel is called to testify and the end of Brady’s questioning emotionally destroys her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Bat in the Wind

- A Bat in the Wind Assume you are a screenwriter in the year 2010. You have been commissioned to write a movie script about women's sports and current society. What is the theme. Who are the protagonists. What are the issues and how does the movie end. "A Bat in the Wind" Timeless themes of equality, truth and perseverance are presented in this heartwarming tale of one courageous softball player and the wiffle bat that she adored. It all begins one summer day shortly after Tegan's sixth birthday....   [tags: Movie Script Film Creative Papers]

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Inherit The Wind

- Are You A Man or A Monkey . A Disturbing Movement of Anti-Intellectualism in America "It’s more valuable to see with the eye in one’s heart, rather than see with the eye in one’s head." 	The epic crusade of science and technology versus theology, both religions of sorts dating back in time more years than any of us can begin to comprehend. Maybe that is why, as a whole, we have such a difficult time discerning between the two, or rather, why we fail to see clearly the true meaning that lies behind the propaganda of either....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inherit The Wind

- This 1960 movie was based on the play of the same name by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Even though the story is based on fact, the authors claim that Inherit the Wind is not history. Only a few phrases have been taken from the actual transcript of the trial. To quote the authors, "So Inherit the Wind does not pretend to be journalism. It is theatre. It is not 1925. The stage directions set the time as 'Not too long ago'. It might have been yesterday. It could be tomorrow." The historical facts have been put down in many writings since the famous trial....   [tags: Movie Film Analysis Review]

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Converting Wind into Energy

- Converting Wind into Energy Wind is created from the earth's warm air rising and creating a vacuum that causes cooler air to replace it. This flow is constantly disturbed by the rotation of the earth and local atmospheric conditions. This rotating cycle results in what we call wind. When harnessed, using sails, mills, and modern wind turbines, wind can serve us a powerful and renewable energy source that may soon become very important to our modern lifestyles. Wind can be converted into mechanical energy which people have done for centuries using the windmill....   [tags: Papers]

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Harnessing Wind Energy

- Living in Rural Alaska is very expensive because of it's isolated location. It would be even more expensive if energy, mail service, and other services were not subsidized by the state of Alaska. In the late seventies and early eighties, the state of Alaska looked for ways to cut the high cost of subsidizing diesel fuel for generating electrical power to rural Alaska. It was during this time that wind energy was taken into consideration as a source of electrical power. The earliest known uses of wind power date back to 3000 BC, when people used wind to sail ships....   [tags: physics power energy green environment clean]

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Renewable Energy: Wind Power

- ... The diameter (d) of a typical wind turbine is 1.2 m. The circular area of a wind turbine is: 3.142 x 0.25 x d x d = 1.13 square meter. Hence, the total power generated from a single windmill is: 41.6 W per square meter x 1.13 square meter = 47 W Figure 1: Mean wind speed on year 2013, Putra Jaya (source: http://en.windfinder.com/forecast/putrajaya_lake) There is two types of wind turbine: horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT) and vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT)....   [tags: clean energy, pollution, fossil fuels]

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The Alternative of Wind Turbines

- In our current status, we have to be as economic as we can be. There is no money to be wasting and more importantly, no resources to be misusing. That means, we have to change from nonrenewable resources to renewable resources. For example, change from our traditional fuel, such as fossil fuels, to an alternative, which can be wind turbines. This will not only help us, but also aid the world as a whole. There is no pain in being economic. There are two types of resources for fuel and energy. These are nonrenewable and renewable resources....   [tags: renewable sources of energy]

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Ode To The West Wind

- " Ode to the West Wind" was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley shortly before his death in 1822. Shelley spent the majority of his life in England where he was born to an upper class family. He attended Eton for his primary education and Oxford University until he was expelled for the publication of The Necessity of Atheism. Shortly after being expelled, Shelley married a commoner named Harriet Westbrook , which upset his family because of his wife’s low social standing. The marriage was short lived and Shelley quickly fell in love with Mary Godwin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Theme Of Inherit The Wind

- In the play Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the theme is that every person has the right to think. One example of the theme of this play is Rachel's progression towards independent thinking. In the beginning Rachel fears her father greatly. She says, "I remember feeling this way when I was a little girl. . . .But I was always more frightened of him that I was of falling. It's the same way now" (48-49). However, by the end of the book she has grown away from her father, and now has her own opinions and thoughts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inherit the Wind Think Piece

- Inherit the Wind Think Piece In today’s society, where angry children shoot, bomb, and threaten their schoolmates, there exists a rather incoherent line between appropriate classroom conversation and unacceptable discussion. True, this line did not exist some years ago, but as times changed, so did certain parameters. A teacher’s freedom in the classroom is one such hotly debated question. Where should the line be drawn. What is the difference between right and wrong. These are questions that are not easily answered....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Wind from a Foriegn Sky

- A Wind from a Foriegn Sky A Wind From a Foreign Sky is a very interesting novel. It is full of magic, knights, witches and all sorts of unknown evil. In the beginning of the novel, Gaultry, the heroine, is in the town on market day, she's attacked on her way home, but is saved by a knight, sent by her father. Martin, her rescuer, was sent by Gaultry's father to protect her and her sister, Mervion. Gaultry soon finds out that the Chancellor is set to kill Mervion on their holy night, they decide to rescue her....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A High Wind In Jamaica

- A High Wind in Jamaica is set in The Caribbean during the mid-1800’s. The book is about a group of children living on a pirate ship, and gives insight into the world that children live in. Over the course of the book, the children do many bad things, without feeling any guilt: Emily murders a man; Rachael drops a marlin spike from the mast almost killing Emily, and Emily condemns the captain and crew that she had come to love to death or deportation without seeming to care at all. At the beginning of the story Emily is just an ordinary little girl, but as the story continues she begins to feel herself changing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Way of the Wind by Amos Oz

- ... Shimshon had many strong beliefs, even those outside of politics and military. When he sired Gideon, he knew it wasn't his mother complete responsibility to raise him and he did what was not expected of men in the kibbutz, he helped raised his son. Gideon's mother is Raya Greenspan, when she married Shimshon, she was 23 and he was 56. three months after the wedding Gideon was born and all of their lives changed. Raya was not expecting Shimshon to take on some of the responsibilities of raising a child and when he did, Shimshon felt as if he was ignoring his other duties....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Analysis of Shellys Ode to the West Wind

- Analysis of Shellys Ode to the West Wind Analysis of Shelly's "Ode to the West Wind" “Ode to the West Wind” is a poem of deep despair as well as one of vivid imagery. The first section is fairly straightforward with constant references to death, corpses and destruction that Shelly uses as a metaphor for autumn. The allusion to disease and darkness describes the West Wind in this first section. Shelly sees it as a sort of ‘grim reaper’ but seems to come back from the whole topic by also calling it the “preserver”....   [tags: essays papers]

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Wind-Power: An Alternative to Hydroelectricity

- The supply of fossil fuels is drastically depleting, and the consumption of energy causes multiple problems which include: global warming, pollution and geopolitical conflicts according to Dan Hogan, editor of sciencedaily.com. One respective alternative would be wind-power. Wind-power can be used as both electrical power and mechanical power. Electrical power refers to fuel that has been converted to electricity. Mechanical power is fuel used as a primary, opposed to secondary, source – in regards to wind, anything it pushes around to activate would be using a Mechanical power....   [tags: energy, wind, power]

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Wind Energy and its Environmental Effects

- Wind Energy and its Environmental Effects Wind energy can play a critical role in saving our planet from the negative effects of energy powered by fossil fuels. Wind turbines work effectively at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. For instance, a single utility scale wind turbine can prevent the emission of 5,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere a year by displacing the power generated by fossil fuels. Also, a single 750-kilowatt turbine can produce roughly 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually....   [tags: Environment Power Wind Essays]

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Human Development and the Importance of Wind Energy Conversion

- Human Development and the Importance of Wind Energy Conversion For human development to continue, we will ultimately need to find sources of renewable or virtually inexhaustible energy. It's difficult to imagine this, but even if we find several hundred or even thousand years of coal and natural gas supplies, what will humans do for the next 250,000 years or so after they are depleted. Even the most apparently "inexhaustible" sources like fusion involve the generation of large amounts of waste heat -- enough to place damaging stress on even a robust ecosystem like Earth's, at least for the organisms that depend upon stability of the system to survive....   [tags: Wind Energy Economics Essays]

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The Power of Nature in Ted Hughes´ Poems Wind and Thistles

- Both Ted Hughes' poems, Wind and Thistles, show a theme of the power of nature. In Wind, Hughes shows the effects that a violent storm has upon a house and the landscape around it. In contrast, in Thistles Hughes presents a poem about people who are constantly oppressed by their enemy and, like the thistle, never give up. While both poems are about different things, they both explore the power that nature possesses. However, in Wind, Hughes writes more about the destruction of nature whereas in Thistles he shows how nature gives mankind strength to carry on....   [tags: wind, enemy, destruction, strength]

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Wind Chimes

- Wind Chimes Wind chimes produce clear, pure tones when struck by a mallet or suspended clapper. A wind chime usually consists of a set of individual alloy rods, tuned by length to a series of intervals considered pleasant. These are suspended from a devised frame in such a way that a centrally suspended clapper can reach and impact all the rods. When the wind blows, the clapper is set in motion and randomly strikes one or more of the suspended rods-- causing the rod to vibrate and emit a tone....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gone With The Wind

- Gone With the Wind The novel being summarized is titled Gone with the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchell. It was published in 1936, after it took her seven years to write, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937. Gone with the Wind was the only book Ms. Mitchell wrote and is an American Classic. Gone with the Wind was a story of men and women living in the south during the war between the states and of the south’s transformation after the war. The novel began in about 1861 at Tara and Twelve Oaks, two southern plantations in Georgia....   [tags: Summary Book Review Essays]

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Gone With The Wind

- Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was the American author who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her immensely successful novel, Gone with the Wind, that was published in 1936. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and often used the name Peggy. Her childhood was spent on the laps of Civil War veterans and of her mother's relatives who lived through the war and the years that followed. They told her everything about the war, except that the Confederates had lost it. She was ten years old before making this discovery....   [tags: Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell]

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Inherit The Wind

- Inherit the Wind The main theme of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is taking a stand. The play begins in Hillsboro, Tennessee when a man named Bertram Cates breaks the law by teaching the forbidden Darwin’s Theory. The most famous orators of the time, Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond came to this small religious town of Hillsboro. Brady is prosecuting against Cates and Drummond is defending him. After days of battle, the verdict is finally decided and Bertram Cates is found guilty....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inherit The Wind

- In Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s tense drama, “Inherit the Wind”, three strong characters express powerful opinions: Bertrum Cates , Henry Drummond, and Mathew Harrison Brady. First, Bert Cates, the defendant, is charged with teaching “Darwinism” to his sophomore class . Second, Henry Drummond, the defense attorney for Cates, displays his beliefs of the right to think. third, Mathew Harrison Brady, the “big-shot” prosecuting attorney, illustrates his bigotry of creationism. To conclude, these three essential characters are fighting for their personal beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wind - A Renewable Energy Source

- Wind - A Renewable Energy Source Wind is called a renewable energy source because wind will continually be produced as long as the sun shines on the earth. The sun’s contribution to wind energy deals with converting air into heat or cool wind. Wind is produced by the irregular heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. On land, the warm air spreads and goes up in the sky, in the water, heavier and cooler air moves in to take the warm air’s place, thus providing local winds. This power source should be used more often in the United States for its safer standards regarding the environment and finance....   [tags: Alternative Energy Research Papers]

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Offshore Wind Power

- Title: Offshore Wind Power Offshore wind power has become a need of the hour in renewable energy production due to the rising prices of oil and continually increasing demand for a separate energy sector. Offshore wind has the prospective to deliver at least four times the current U.S. demand of energy, as per mentioned by the Global Wind Energy Council. However, there are many challenges and advantages that are significant for us to comprehend. Most of the offshore wind turbines are constructed in waters about 100 feet deep having a monopole that has been implanted straight into the seabed....   [tags: energy, capital, ocean]

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Wind Turbine in Hurricane Conditions

- Methodology Problem: Avoiding failure of the braking mechanisms in wind turbine in hurricane conditions 1. Objectives The study aims to analyse the structural effects and operational characteristics of wind turbines during hurricane conditions, where wind speeds could range between 50-58 m/s for a category 3 hurricane [1]. A detailed study of wind turbine operation at high velocity will be carried out from available literature, more specifically, the braking systems being employed in the nacelle of the wind turbine and the related susceptibility to fire and mechanical failures....   [tags: maintenance, weather, methodology]

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Wind Energy: A Case Study

- Wind Farms on the Cape When I first became informed about the idea of wind turbines as a source of renewable energy and these farms off the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I Thought it was a wonderful idea. I especially felt this way after hearing the opinion of a classmate who has the turbines in her home state and said that they are so thin and slim that you can barely see them from afar. I was so interested in learning more about these wind turbines as a source of energy that I wanted to further research for this project....   [tags: Environmental]

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Ode To the West Wind

- In “Ode to the West Wind,” a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the speaker expresses his fascination with power and with those forces- both destroyers and preservers- that inspire the same powers within the speaker. The author uses imagery, metaphors, and rhyme scheme to add to the poems meaning. Through word choice, sentence structure, and alliteration Shelley shows that wind brings both good and evil. The speaker uses his vivid imagery in the poem to paint a picture in ones mind. He uses this imagery as a way to open, or start his poem....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stakeholders of the Offshore Wind Company

- Stakeholders of the Offshore Wind Company A business's stakeholders are the people who are affected by the actions of the business. In this case, the Offshore Wind Company (ltd). In this piece, I am looking to investigate the importance of shareholders, their interests, environmental thoughts, and their adverse to success. Stakeholders are very important in today's modern society, as they can hold the key to the company's success. They take care of the financial issues, and decisions made by and for the company....   [tags: Papers]

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Feminism in Gone With the Wind

- In times of war, we find that all though out the history of America, there is some sense of a change. This holds true to time when the Civil War that was being fought in 1861, when the South was against the North. During this particular war in America, we take notice of changing roles in feminism with the cult of true womanhood. This cult is described to be a mold for the "perfect" woman. This is broken down into piety, domesticity, purity, and submission. Piety is devotion and reverence to parents and family....   [tags: American Literature]

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Divine Wind - Racism

- The Divine Wind describes an Australia that is tarnished by racism, hatred and distrust, and yet the novel ends on an optimistic note. Do you agree. The novel is set during a World War. The tension and separation of races during a war seemed evident in Australia. As a multicultural country including Japanese and Aborigine population, conflicting attitudes towards these races had to be imminent. I entirely agree with the above statement due to the unequal treatment of the aborigines, tension between the Japanese population and characters such as Hart showing lack of trust over his lover Mitsy With a war against the Japanese was the trigger for racism in Australia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inherit The Wind Essay

- Inherit the Wind, a play written by Jerome Lawrence, and Robert E. Lee, is one of the greatest and most controversial plays of its time. It was written at a time of scientific revolution to benefit people of the day and in the future, however, people of the day had a hard time accepting new ideas. It is societies unwillingness to change, and accept new ideas that create racism, and hate groups of today. This unwillingness is one of the major themes of this play. This thesis will be further explained, and supported by such literary elements, as setting, and character throughout the essay....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Wind Power: A Clean Energy Source

- Oil is a non-renewable resource, commonly used today for energy, but it will be gone by 2040 if people constantly keep using it (Rickard 5). Because of this, the people on Earth need to find an alternative. Wind is a great option for people. Wind energy has come a long way through the years. Wind power has advantages and disadvantages. To begin with, many people do not know the basics of the modern windmill, or how much they have improved throughout the years. A wind turbine is a machine that is used to change kinetic energy into electrical energy....   [tags: renewable energy, environment, environmental]

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Wind Power as the Future Energy Source

- Wind Power- the Future Energy Source Abstract: We are facing an energy crisis on Earth. Burning fossil fuels are harming the atmosphere; this global warming and affects produces chemicals that hurt our body. People are starting to think about using alternative energy. Wind power would be our first choice, because it’s clean, inexhaustible and renewable. Today, wind power is mainly used in Europe. We believed wind power would be the main source of alternative energy for world use. Introduction: Since 400-500A.D, people used windmill energy in farms for grain grinding and water pumping....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]

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The Wind Turbine Market and Wind Energy as a Long-term Source of Power Generation

- Over the past three years the global wind turbine market has seen explosive growth in terms of competitors, capacity investments, and project orders as the industry races to keep up with booming global demand. Scaling exponentially in nearly all dimensions including the size of turbines, projects, and buyers .The growth in the last few years was primarily driven by developments in China and the US, but other markets are also starting to emerge on the wind energy map, the industry is generating enormous opportunities for all players, as well as challenges to improve competitiveness and position wind energy as a long-term reliable source of power generation....   [tags: Market, Manufacturing, Plant]

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Australian Energy Production: Wind Energy

- ... A Wind turbine is non-polluting and renewable, they create power without producing any fossil fuels. Rumours have gone around stating that the gold coast could be powered by non-pollutant sources, I believe that wind turbines could be powering every single home across the gold coast. Firstly wind energy is believed to be one of the most environmentally friendly sources of energy. One of the main reasons why a wind turbine is so environmentally friendly is that it produces no fossil fuels into the atmosphere....   [tags: fossil fuel, coal, environment]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Power for Electricity

- Establishing wind power as a major source of electricity can be costly and can have many disadvantages; however, there are many important advantages that can come from wind power as well. Buying and installing a wind turbine is expensive. The cost to install a small “household-single turbine” can be up to thirteen thousand, five hundred dollars. One popular home wind turbine is the Skystream. With this turbine, home owners would need to make thirty-five cents to forty cents per kilowatt-hour in order to make the amount of money it cost to purchase this turbine within the first ten years of owning the turbine that is estimated to last for roughly twenty years....   [tags: turbine, cost, maintain, project, time]

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A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes

- A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes Hughes's opening line is sculpted in such a way that it gives the reader an abundance of sensations. The poet achieves amazing efficiency in the line "far out at sea all night" in that the reader is exposed to distance, time and environment. The metaphor of the house being "out at sea" projects the image of a boat "far out" feeling totally isolated. The house faces wave upon wave of inexhaustible pounding from the wind as a boat would from an enraged sea....   [tags: Papers Essays]

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Wind Energy : Wind Power

- INTRODUCTION Wind energy is gaining popularity throughout the world. Due to growing importance of wind energy, the rapid development of wind energy technology has a large involvement of people and institutions. Wind power is increasingly being viewed as the mainstream of electric power supply due to: zero emission of harmful gases ,significantly economically exploitable resource potential , no cost uncertainties from fuel supply price fluctuations, modular and rapid installation opportunities for industrial rural and economic development, which majorly constitute its benefits....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Wind farm]

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Wind Power And Wind Energy

- In the political arena, there is a lot of support for wind power from the general public. In a Vermont poll, wind energy has the support of 66 percent of Vermonters. http://www.aweablog.org/public-opinion-watch-vermont-poll-yet-again-finds-strong-support-for-wind-power/ Wind power still has to try to be competitive with more conventional generation sources when it comes to cost. A wind farm might or might not be competitive in cost.. It depends on how busy and energetic the average wind site is....   [tags: Wind power, Energy development, Wind turbine]

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Wind Power

- The Power of Wind Wind energy is a free and limitless power source. No matter where you go, there will always be wind. In the past, wind was captured and controlled through the use of sails for the powering of ships. Now that larger amounts of energy have been found, through the burning of fossil fuels, the art of sailing has faded to a recreational sport. Wind has also been used in the past to power mills, which have been used to pump water and grind grains. Though now these techniques of harnessing wind’s power are now not widely used, even though it is an effective power source....   [tags: Wind Energy Global Warming]

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The Power Of Wind Energy

- Wind energy is one of the many currently available renewable energy sources, meaning that it is a resource which can be used repeatedly because it is replaced naturally. Early recorded history shows that people used this form of energy to propel their boats since 5,000 B.C. Later China used windmills to pump water by 200 B.C., and Persia used windmills to grind grain and pump water about 500-900 A.D. Eventually the windmill lead to the creation of the first wind turbine, invented in 1888 in Cleveland, Ohio, by a Scottish scholar named Charles F....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Wind farm]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Selling The Wind '

- With concern over global warming growing, people are starting to turn a more serious eye toward cleaner sources of energy. Instead of solar power making a comeback as the ideal form, we are seeing a growth in the use of wind power. Wind farms are beginning to crop up all around the country. This new trend has gathered significant attention. Questions are being raised concerning the effects wind farms may have, from critics and supporters alike. Michelle Nijhuis, in the article “Selling the Wind” discusses the arguments on behalf of and in opposition to the increasing use of wind power, addressing what the consequences may be on the United States....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Wind farm, Windmill]

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The Big Wind Energy Company

- Even though wind energy looks very promising there are downsides to it. Not everyone thinks that wind energy is the energy producer of the future, and they have their reasons to believe that. Bringing it local and a bit more personal, windfarms are currently being proposed to be built in Clinton County Missouri, where I grew up my whole life and currently still live there. I myself have heard first hand from community members and land owners just how much they do not want to see these wind turbines to go up on their land or in their town because of the effect they will have on livestock and property value....   [tags: Wind turbine, Windmill, Wind power, Wind farm]

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Notes On Gosfield Wind Financial Corporation

- Gosfield Wind Financial Corporation (“Gosfield” or the “Borrower”) is a special purpose entity that acts as the financing vehicle for the Gosfield Wind Limited Partnership (“GW” or the “Project”). The Borrower’s obligations are fully guaranteed by GW. GW is a 50.6 MW wind farm located in Southern Ontario. The Project sells all of its energy output at a fixed rate to the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario (the “IESO”) (Aa2) pursuant to a 20-year PPA (COD was achieved 27 months prior to the COD milestone date of December 31, 2013....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Wind farm, Wind]

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Gone With the Wind : Born Survivors

- Gone With the Wind : Born Survivors       Gone With the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell which focuses on the life of a Southern belle during the Civil War. The underlying focus in Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is that only those who are born survivors will really prosper during times of true hardship. A born survivor is one who will do anything to survive, at any cost. They will get down in the dirt and work like a dog just for a day's meal; they will take something from someone else just so that they and their own can live....   [tags: Gone With the Wind]

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Wind Turbines For Renewable Energy

- 1. Wind Turbines for Renewable Energy (written by: Stephanie Holzkamp) In order to increase the distribution and treatment capabilities of the Nyamabuye water treatment plant, additional energy generation is critical. As a result, this team has created plans for potential implementations of renewable energy sources since these sources have significantly less environmental impact and allow for the construction of modern energy sources now rather than rather than trying to retrofit nonrenewable sources to limit their impact on the environment at a later time as many modernized countries are experiencing now....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Wind turbine]

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The Cost Of Wind Turbines

- Lastly, wind energy is cost effective in terms of the machinery used to provide it, as well as the cost of the energy produced. Although initially it was believed that the initial cost of wind turbine construction is too high to make it a cost effective alternative, long term studies have proven this to be inaccurate. Recently a study was conducted to determine the amount of time it would take for a new wind turbine, with an average lifecycle of about twenty years, to defray or offer net benefits greater than the impact it would cost to build them (Inderscience Publishers, 2014)....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Energy development]

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The Cost Of Wind Power And Hydroelectric

- With the rising concern in regards to conventional carbon based energy such as oil and charcoal many nations have found alternatives to this unclean way of producing energy some alternatives are dangerous, cause ecological damage, have a low power output efficiency and their effects on tourism. Those concerned about energy generation often compare and contrast Hydroelectric power farming in the form of dams and wind farming through the use of wind turbines; when the two are compared the findings show an obvious superior in the form of wind farming....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Renewable energy]

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Wind Power in the United States

- I personally do not like windy days. However, wind could be helping us more than we realize. We could be using the wind to produce energy. This is what wind turbines do and now I will be researching them to determine the physics involved with them and how they work, their history, along with some statistics from the United States. Then I will go in-depth for the wind turbines of Texas, Washington, and Kansas and compare them. The Physics of Wind Turbines There is physics involved in these wind turbines as they change wind into mechanical energy and then into electricity....   [tags: The Physics of Wind Turbines]

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Renewable Energy: Wind Power

- ... ρ = The air density (1.2kg/m³ at sea level and 20° C) A = The swept area of the turbine blades (m² square meters) V = wind speed (meters per second) (Wind Turbine Kits and Supplies, windgenkits.com) Let’s test this equation out. Let’s say we have a pretty nice wind turbine at Sachse High School. Built and organized by the highest authority, Mrs. Marsh herself. The swept area of the wind turbine is A=15ft² = 1.5m². The wind speed is at 15mph = 6.7m/sec. The wind power at 15mph is: P=1/2 (1.5) (1.5) (6.7) ³ = 338 Watts....   [tags: natural wind, windmill]

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Energy: Airborne-Wind-Turbine

- In this modern era man search for clean energy is a very sought after necessity. Current technologies include solar farms, damns, and windmills which are all sheep sources of energy but have low output yields. The need now is to find viable methods to produce more energy using the fundamental energies of wind, water and solar power and make it cheap. Steps have been made to better harness the power of water using wave and current turbines. Other methods have used the sun in focusing its rays to produce steam energy....   [tags: wind, water and solar power]

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Solar And Wind Energy Systems

- I wish to pursue MS on Sustainable Energy Systems at Maladalen University and my preferred area of study is “Solar and Wind energy systems”. I always have had a fascination for Science and Technology. During my undergraduate study, I understood that we require advance information for enhancing limit and quality of renewable energy system. Moreover, the powerful and proficient utilization of renewable energies in Bangladesh can give an extensive number of rustic family units with reasonable electric generation for low wage strata, milling, small enterprise and other needs....   [tags: Renewable energy, Wind power]

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Wind Turbines : The Best Source Of Energy

- Wind Turbines: The Best Source of Energy “As early as 2000 B.C. we have been getting energy from the wind. China and Persia were the first countries to use windmills.” (Interesting Wind Energy Facts) In 5000 B.C. people used wind energy to move boats along the Nile River. While that was happening in Egypt, in the Middle East people were using windmills extensively in food production. In 6000 B.C., China used windmills to pump water. After China started that most countries realized that was a very efficient way and did too....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Fossil fuel]

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The Effects Of Wind Energy On Fossil Fuels

- There is a significantly, important abundance of renewable energy resources in Canada, especially wind energy, solar energy, and geothermal energy. These three energy resources are a key component to a green economy and environmental solutions to fossil fuels (Bauer, G., 2014). Comparatively, a news article suggests that wind energy is more dependent on fossil fuels than it is on wind; therefore, wind energy should be called “fossil-energy” (Spencer, J., 2015, March 2). There is even a “nocebo effect,” the opposite of the placebo effect, coming into effect where there are wind farms being placed (Holtz, S., 2013)....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Wind turbine]

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A Brief Note On The Wind Turbine Power

- Wind turbine power is one of solutions to overcome energy crisis in Japan. Nowadays, Japan struggle with electrical shortage because of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster. On March 11th 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan, which triggered other earthquakes, tidal waves and the nuclear disaster. After the disaster the surrounding countryside was found to be contaminated, and it will be radioactive for decades to come(Huong et al. 2011). It was a catastrophic disaster and it strengthened public opinion against about conducting nuclear power plants....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Renewable energy]

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South Dakot An Ideal Site For Wind Farms

- 1. Introduction South Dakota has enormous potential for wind energy development. Due to the fact that South Dakota with its great plains are an ideal site for wind farms since the plains have smooth hill tops that can catch the prevailing winds. This is why South Dakota ranks sixth in the United States for potential in generating more electricity from wind. As of today South Dakota produces 26 percent of their electricity from wind. We have the potential to double this amount if South Dakota produces more wind farms....   [tags: Wind power, Wind turbine, Floating wind turbine]

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Challenges And Opportunities Of Bay State Wind

- Construction: Challenges and Opportunities Bay State Wind can learn from the challenges US offshore wind energy developers have already faced. Offshore wind critics fear adverse impacts on wildlife, such as habitat fragmentation and degradation, and on birds and bats, which could fly into the spinning turbine blades (EERE). Fortunately, MassCEC and BOEM have determined that the threat to endangered species within the site is not worrisome. Other concerns raised by researchers include seabed disturbances, effects of noise and vibrations on organisms, and the risk of displaced species (UMCES)....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Wind farm]

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The Effects Of Wind Turbines On The Environment, And Wildlife

- The world is forever changing, and the climate is changing along with us. To make a better future for those coming into it blindly, people must look for ways that not only suit man kind, but the environment as whole. Green energy became a notion, and wind power became an option. Thus, the start of wind farms popping up across the world producing sustainable cheap energy with every turn of the blades. Standing 300 feet tall strategically placed high upon th hill tops, or even in the ocean where the wind blows strongly, that is where you will find these structures....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Wind turbine]

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Wind Power And Solar Energy

- Wind is a form of solar energy. The term wind energy describes the process by which the wind is used to generate electricity or mechanical power. Wind turbines convert mechanical energy from the wind into electrical power. Wind turbines usually have three main parts. There are blades that connect to a central hub, a box behind the blades that contains the generator, and a long stem that connects to the ground. The way how it works is that the wind turns the blades, which spins a shaft that connects to a generator making electricity....   [tags: Renewable energy, Fossil fuel, Wind power]

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The Dream of Wind Power Becoming a Reality

- The Dream of Wind Power Becoming a Reality The United States and all of the industrialized nations were built and are currently sustained by the burning of millions of tons of fossil fuels. This method of producing power has had disastrous consequences on human beings and our environment, which include air pollution, global warming and acid rain. Ever since the realization of these consequences people all over the world have been searching for alternative energy sources that are clean and sustainable....   [tags: Wind Power Essays]

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Wind Power And Solar Energy

- Wind is a form of solar energy that can be used to do work. The wind turbine is the actual device that is used to make electricity. Wind turbine looks like a fan, but don’t be fooled because it doesn’t work like a fan. Wind turbine uses wind to make electricity while a fan has a cord that needs to be plugged into an outlet to create electricity, so don’t mistake them for the same thing. Turbines can be used to make the majority of our electricity. The wind turns the three blades, next spins the shaft that connects to a generator to create what we see as electricity that can be used immediately or store for later use....   [tags: Renewable energy, Wind power, Fossil fuel]

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Renewable Energy : Wind Power

- One of the fastest growing and most promising renewable energy source within the United States is wind power. The most prevalent form of wind power generation comes from large fields containing numerous elevated turbines (Fthenakis). These fields are known as wind farms and are connected directly to electric power systems. Using turbines to harness the wind offers the United States, as well as the world, an opportunity to generate huge amounts of energy in a clean process that has little to no negative effects on the environment....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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The Future Of Wind Energy

- Wind energy has been utilized for hundreds of years. Such a simple technology and source of energy has always been around, and has been used slightly, but never to its full potential. Only recently have people been discovering and engineering ways to utilize the great, natural, free source of energy that the universe gives us. Renewable, safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly sources of energy are becoming more and more important in such an, already, physically damaged world that we live in....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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Background Information On Wind Energy

- This chapter briefly introduces the background information on wind energy at first. The climate change and energy crisis lead to growing interest in renewable energy systems especially in wind energy. Finally, it emphasises the essentiality of analysis for fatigue damage of wind turbine blades and the necessarily of reliability management and optimal maintenance strategies ahead for offshore wind turbine blades. 1.1 Brief History of Wind energy Since early recorded history, people have harnessed the wind energy in different ways....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Wind power, Renewable energy]

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The Article ' Smart Wind And Solar Polar ' By Kevin Bullis

- In the article “Smart Wind and Solar Polar” by Kevin Bullis, published in MIT’s Technology Review, there is a heavy reliance on technology and how the present and future will be shaped by its ever changing status. The mission of the journal, which is to “equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology,” states this thoroughly (#). Wind energy has seen advances in technology in recent years that has prompted further research into the area. With integrated technology systems in wind turbines and forecasting centers the subject of renewable energy is as heated as ever....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Wind farm]

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Wind Power : The Cheap, Effective And Reliable Energy Source

- Wind Power: The Cheap, Effective and Reliable Energy Source In 1996, the Moores were faced with a disturbing problem. A nearby mine owned by Arch Coal had removed the top of a mountain near the town of Blair to access the coal seam beneath. Most residents chose to move out to avoid the "blast rock," or chunks of rock that came raining down after the massive blasts, and the thick chocking dust that filled the town. The Moores, however, stayed. According to Victoria Moore, the conditions were atrocious....   [tags: Wind turbine, Windmill, Wind power, Coal]

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Alternative Source Of Energy : Wind Energy

- Alternative Source of Energy: Wind Energy Over the last couple of years, scientists have discovered the alarming environmental damages that result with the use of traditional fossil fuels. Not only are fossil fuels a threat to the environment, but they are also an expensive source of energy that is being used up very quickly with such high consumption rates. As a result, scientists are currently developing cheaper renewable sources that can be used as alternative sources of energy. Among the several alternative sources of energy that scientists have developed is wind energy....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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Is Wind Energy Environmentally On Fossil Fuels?

- The push to become less reliant on fossil fuels powering our society is becoming more and more urgent. Fossils such as coal can cause severe air pollution and oil poses major threats to the environment with the possibility of oil spills. Developing a dependence on renewable energies, such as solar, wind, or biofuels holds a vast amount of importance because of the arte at which fossil fuels have caused the environment to deteriorate. In order to prevent the damages fossil fuels, innovations and inventions are constantly developing and changing within renewable resources....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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Solar And Wind Energy : Solar Energy

- Solar and wind energies are under the category of renewable energy, in which energy comes from an inexhaustible source when used. Solar energy is produced using solar panels that capture the rays of the sun and convert them, through photovoltaic generation, into electrical energy (Hinrichs, 377-378). To make things short, the photovoltaic generations happens with the help the photoelectric effect, in which electrons and holes are produced when light shines on the negative plate of a solar panel (Hinrichs, 378)....   [tags: Wind power, Renewable energy, Fossil fuel]

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Wind Power Is A Public Health Issue

- Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators to produce electricity. Wind power is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, does not produce any greenhouse gasses during operation, and uses very little land to operate. Wind powers effects on the environment are far less problematic than those of nonrenewable sources of power and electricity production. Onshore wind production is an inexpensive form of energy, cheaper or the same price as coal or gas plants in many places....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Coal, Renewable energy]

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The West Wind By Percy Bysshe Shelley

- Percy Bysshe Shelley was the epitome of a Romantic poet. He was emotional, inspired by nature, and blatantly honest with his feelings. When he wrote “Ode to the West Wind” in 1819, he was sitting near the Arno River in Florence, Italy where he was residing (Napierkowski and Ruby). His homeland, England, was experiencing political and social turmoil, which explains some of the emotion in his ode. However in this piece, he struggles to appeal to the West Wind in an attempt to portray the inevitable cyclical nature of everything and to present a struggle that is both internal and external....   [tags: Poetry, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Wind]

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