Thinking about the future…

Inspired by the chemistry project, I thought we would debate a topic for the future. Have you heard of the term “wind farm”?

Well, the wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. Wind farms vary in size from a small number of turbines to several hundred wind turbines covering an extensive area. It can work similarly as a windmill.

Wind energy has been used since the beginning of humanity as a means of propulsion on water, for various boats. Modern wind turbines convert wind energy into electricity, producing between 50-60 KW of propeller diameters starting with one meter, and most generating between 500-1500 KW.

The countries with the highest installed capacity on wind farms are Denmark, China, the USA, Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Spain. In Romania, the largest share of installed turbines is in Dobrogea, South-East Romania.

You may be wondering why use wind farms or what are the benefits of using wind power to us?

Let’s analyze for a bit… There are both advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits:

  • zero emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases
  • no burnt fuels
  • no waste is produced
  • costs are reduced per unit of energy produced
  • reduced decommissioning costs

Last but not least:

  • the perfect way to take care of our planet.

Disadvantages:

  • the high price for the manufacture of turbines, although according to the specialists, it is worth the investment, considering that we have to take care of the planet
  • unpleasant visual appearance
  • noise pollution
  • variation in wind speed-many places on earth cannot produce enough electricity using wind power.

In the Southern part of Romania, given the climate, we have the advantage of being able to benefit from the power of wind energy.

Wind energy is a good alternative to electricity by capturing the kinetic motion of the wind, being non-polluting for the environment.

Regarding the advantages and disadvantages, it is clearly recommended to use wind turbines, not only because in recent years the costs for their installation have decreased a lot, but also because they do not pollute the planet.

What if all cars used green energy( solar, wind, etc.)n, even with the risk of not being able to reach the speed that adrenaline enthusiasts dream of while driving?

PS: Together we can save the planet! /Sorana Cioaca,7A/

The original article is published in the school online digital newspaper “MEDIA GENER@TION”

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