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Wind energy for ages 11-14

Wind energy for 11-14 year-olds
Wind energy for 11-14 year-olds ©Gorondenkof

Learn how wind’s strength is harnessed to convert it into electricity. Onland or offshore wind turbines are efficient structures for doing so, with their high masts and rotor-generator units. Together with solar energy, wind energy is one of the major renewable energies of tomorrow.

Wind Across Humanity History

Wind has always been used by humankind.

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Global Wind Power Generation

ElectricityForm of energy resulting from the movement of charged particles (electrons) through a conductor... production from wind energyEnergy derived from the wind. Wind power involves converting the kinetic energy of moving air (wind) into electricity. has been growing steadily for several years now, at a rate of over 10% per year. China, which assures almost a third of world production ahead of the United States and Germany, is the main driver behind this trend.

 

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