How Wind Energy Works

We do not usually think about what causes the wind to blow and why it varies so much depending where you live on planet earth. This category explores where the wind comes from and what contributes to forming it. It contains references to technical wind energy studies and research.

Oxford University Wind Energy Study

January 9, 2009

This post is to provide information to people who are interested in wind energy and how it can help the UK produce greener electricity. The study referred to was carried out in 2005 so capacity factors (and the amount of electricity generated figures) for wind turbines are probably now even higher.

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How Wind Energy Works

September 22, 2008

Where does it come from? The Sun provides 175 million million watts of energy to the Earth’s atmosphere each hour. Of this, approximately 1-2% is converted to wind energy.

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