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  1. Wind Power JoAnna Krueger Kelsey Burgess Maddie Dombi

  2. Uses and Functions • 15,000+ mega watts of electricity • Fastest-growing • Produce hydrogen gas and then stored • Produces mechanical power • Pumping water, grinding grain • Propel sailing ships • Fill gaps in off-seasons of other resources

  3. How Wind Turbines Produce Energy

  4. How Wind Is Produced

  5. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydrowind_animation.html

  6. Advantages • Moderate to high net energy • High efficiency • Low electricity cost (still falling) • Low environmental impact • No CO2 emissions • Quick construction • Easily expanded

  7. Possible Replacements • Solar panel energy • Tide Energy • Natural gas • Heating oil • Central heating

  8. Current Projects • Projects are located in: • Hawaii • California • Texas • North & South Dakota

  9. Case • Pro: Farmers boost incomes by leasing land • Con: Environmentalists are concerned for predatory bird populations

  10. Future Challenges • High land usage • Visual pollution • Interference with bird’s migration flights • Predatory bird deaths • Possible increase in crop prices

  11. Will It Become Mainstream? • Likely: • Growing 22% yearly • High efficiency • Low environmental impact • Unlikely: • High land usage • Environmentalist concerns

  12. What Do We Need? • Proper land space • Strong remaining crop production • Residential support • Cash flow • Environmental stability • Wind

  13. “The demand for wind and solar power in this country is about to explode.” -Governor Granholm

  14. Works Cited All Windpower in photos. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.windpowerphotos.com/>. Miller, G. Tyler. Living in the Environment. Belmont: Brooks/Cole, 2001. "Offshore Wind Turbine Pictures." VINDM&Atilde;&#732;LLEINDUSTRIEN - windpower.org. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.windpower.org/en/pictures/offshore.htm>. SOM - State of Michigan. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.michigan.gov/documents/gov/SOS2009_265915_7.pdf>. "Southwest Windpower: Renewable Wind Energy." Southwest Windpower, Energy conservation, Solar Energy, Water pumping, Photovoltaics. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.windenergy.com/index_wind.htm>. "Wind power -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power>. "Wind Power." Welcome to OTHERPOWER.COM. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_wind.shtml>. "Wind Turbine Pictures - Modern Wind Turbines." VINDM&Atilde;&#732;LLEINDUSTRIEN - windpower.org. 04 Feb. 2009 <http://www.windpower.org/en/pictures/modern.htm>.