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Wind energy
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How they work.

Wind energy is created from wind mills.  When the wind picks up and spins the wind mill it works a turbine.  The energy you get from the mill turns the rotor inside the magnetic field.  It then gets taken by your copper wire, and this creates your electricity.  Currently California is the leader in wind energy.  In 1991 wind mills created 2.7 billion kilowatt hours of energy.  This is enough electricity to meet the needs of about one million people. 

Pros of Wind Energy
 
    • Very cheap to maintain.
    • Wind energy is renewable. 

Cons of Wind Energy

  • Dangerous to birds.
  • Requires a lot of land.
  • Can be seen as noisey.
  • Some people find that they ruin the view of the land.

 

 

 

Wind farms look like this

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