Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Local Windmills

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Windmills in Lambton Shores are not an unfamiliar site.   Some hate everything about them, others think they are beautiful to watch.  Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are here and are among the top 5 forms of energy resources acourding to Science Ray only next to Bio Mass and Solar Energy

How it works: I’m sure you have already heard about wind energy and its potential. Large wind farms are connected to electrical grids thus producing electrical energy that can be used for different purposes.

Advantages: Wind power is easily renewable and cannot be easily diminished. Many countries started using it widely. In Denmark, 19% of electricity usage is from wind energy. In Spain in Portugal, the percentage is 9% while Germany accounts for 6% usage.

Disadvantages: Animal impact. Wind turbines have a negative impact on birds, which can be killed or injured through collision with the rotating blades especially while seasonal bird migration. To reduce this impact, most wind turbines are built outside of bird migration corridors.

Information from ScienceRay.com

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