Essays Tagged: "Wind power"

European Expansion beyond territorial borders between 1450 and 1650

e maneuverable ships. Cannons and faster ships that required less people to man and instead rely on wind power, became a great change in the way the rough choppy ocean waters were explored. Most ships ... ted. This ship was known as a caravel. This ship was small light and had 3 sailing masts to give it wind power. While slower than a galley, it was highly maneuverable, fitted with a cannon this ship c ...

(1 pages) 99 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Wind Power by, Yang

WINDPOWERFor human development to continue, we will ultimately need to find sources of renewable or ... l experiment, with our descendents as the subjects.There is a lot of underlying popular support for wind energy and the other renewables in the U.S. but there is a lot of apathy as well. We are blissf ... gas and crude oil. As we do this, the inertia of global warming are quickly building.THE HISTORY OF WIND POWERThe history of wind power shows a general evolution from the use of simple, light devices ...

(4 pages) 155 1 3.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The Age of Discovery, Columbus, Enlightenment, Scientific Revolution, early technology and trade.

called galleys. The ships were run by slaves or convicts. These ships could not withstand the rough winds of the sea. The need for a stronger ship brought about the caravel, which was a small light sa ... he galley, but the caravel held more cargo and highly maneuverable in the sea. The substitution for wind power over people power and equipment over soldiers gave a great technological advancement. The ...

(4 pages) 150 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

UK-Wind Power 2015

Wind PowerIntroductionThe contribution from onshore and offshore wind power could in principle be bu ... s goal.Executive SummaryIt will be possible to achieve the target of 10% of electricity demand from wind power with environmental and social economic benefits and a source sustainable energy. However ... ce sustainable energy. However there needs to be a better perception within the community regarding wind power, this can be done by increasing peoples awareness so as to dispel any misunderstandings a ...

(4 pages) 97 0 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The alternate side of wind power

For thousands of years, wind has turned windmills, flown kites, cooled houses and filled sails, as technological advances ar ... cooled houses and filled sails, as technological advances are breathing new life into the usage of wind power as a clean, renewable, cost-effective means of generating electricity. Wind energy has be ... one of the most rapidly expanding industries on the planet. The world added 2,100 megawatts of new wind energy generating capacity in 1998, a new all time record, and 35 percent more than was added i ...

(8 pages) 192 2 4.9 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Wind Energy

The fastest-growing energy source in the world is the wind. You've seen them, or pictures of them, those giant white turbine towers with their 30-metre bl ... te turbine towers with their 30-metre blades moving 60 metres in the air, turning the energy of the wind into electricity. Wind turbines are just the right source of alternative energy because wind po ... to preserve the environment, including Victoria's coastline.I have great confidence in the proposed wind farms. You only have to look at what's happened internationally to see that the potential for w ...

(2 pages) 94 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Relationship between the British Empire and the British Industrial Revolution in the 18th Century.

l change in Britain when manufacturing began to rely on steam power rather than on animal labour or wind power. The overall economic shift towards large scale industry rather than small scale individu ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay discusses the basic mechanics and characteristics of the ways in which we humans use wind as a tool.

Wind generated power has been used since ancient times for pumping water, grinding grain and transpo ... has been used since ancient times for pumping water, grinding grain and transportation. Windmills (wind turbines) can now even generate electricity! I chose this topic because it seems that the whole ... enerate electricity! I chose this topic because it seems that the whole world should be running off wind generated power. It is cleaner and it provides a never-ending supply, which means there would b ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Wind Power Fact Sheet, Environment Canada

ISSUEWind power, a source of low impact renewable energy commonly referred to as green power, is a growin ... ile generally considered to be a power source that does not come at the expense of the environment, wind power can have some negative environmental impacts, namely on migratory birds.WHY IS THIS AN IS ... igratory birds.WHY IS THIS AN ISSUE AND WHAT ARE THE ANTICIPATED IMPACTS?There are two sides of the wind power issue that the EA program must broker: support of wind power in response to policy that s ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Tanzanian Times. A newspaper report about new wind turbines which are coming

Wind turbines are due to be installed in Tanzania later this decade, how are they going to help us?Y ... d do with it.It would help the country in several ways e.g. Water would be easier to access and the wind power will generate electricity to light homes/public places. Minkah and her friends tell us ho ... of Tanzania's few hospitals. We asked them: what do you think about having new hospitals powered by wind: ' I would be really good. Because I received treatment it means that someone died because of l ...

(1 pages) 18 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Is Nuclear Energy the Best Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Alternative sources of power are hydroelectrical power, solar power, wind power and nuclear power. Of these four alternatives, three requires the cooperation of Mother N ... er is not as high as that of nuclear power and it is unreliable as it works only in bright sunlight.Wind turbine generators harness the energy of moving air to produce electricity. A large amount of w ... urbine generators is needed to produce an amount of electricity enough to do productive work. These wind turbine generators are not only an eyesore to the landscape, they are also costly to build and ...

(4 pages) 122 1 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear Power

e constant problem produced from oil generated power. Alternate energy sources such as solar power, wind power, and waterpower are some of the more popular energy choices that create very little pollu ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Use of Wind Power Should Not be Encouraged (with counter arguments)

Wind power, a renewable source of energy is slowly gaining acceptance especially in most parts of Eu ... rgy form to replace fossil fuels which are fast depleting. Certain quarters believe that the use of wind power must be encouraged as it is non-polluting resource, cheap and regarded one of the answers ... ironment friendly, not safe, expensive, and takes up a lot of space.First of all, the efficiency of wind power is questionable. Wind power cannot be produced consistently on a daily basis like other f ...

(3 pages) 48 1 3.6 Jul/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Hydropower

of the Roman Empire. Hydroelectricity was originally used in the 16th century. Similar to solar and wind power, hydroelectric is both natural plus reusable. Like wind power hydroelectric stations use ... eusable. Like wind power hydroelectric stations use fast flowing water which turn turbines like the wind mills use the wind to roll their turbines. Which produces the electricity.Early hydroelectric s ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

International conference on Acid Percipitation

the Gargantuains to provide us with extra energy that we would be loosing by using their coastline wind power, and lastly we requested that our coal cut-backs came out of the energy production exclus ...

(1 pages) 342 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Global Warming

we all should take more responsibility in global care. Governments are increasingly looking towards wind power and other renewable energy sources. But these changes need to happen quickly, before we s ... rs.The American economy depends mostly on fossil fuels. We must shift to one more reliant on solar, wind energy, hydrogen gas, and other renewable energy sources. Better legislation can create an envi ...

(4 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

BRANDING COMMODITY LIKE ELECTRICITY

etc. Educational, Hospitals.4.) Method of Generation Hydro Electric, Atomic, Gas, Oil, Coal,Solar, Wind Power, etc.5.) Nature & Reliability of For 24 hours, on full voltage withoutSupply spikes - ... generated is 'Green' that it is non destructive of the environment i.e. it is produced from solar, wind, hydro-electric and perhaps not of coal or oil or nuclear. Thus there can be a market segment f ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Energy Resource Challenges

Describe all of the renewable energy alternatives presented in the video.1. Wind power- the use of large wind turbines are used to create electricity.2. Solar power- solar pane ... nges with using and managing these alternative, renewable energy resources?The main challenges that wind power industries face is, people. Which includes; identifying, attracting, hiring and training ... eople. Which includes; identifying, attracting, hiring and training people to support the growth in wind power? The other big challenge is obtaining the turbines and associated equipment to build and ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"Whither Wind"; A Discussion on the Debate of Wind Power

In the article "Whither Wind" Charles Komanoff raises serious questions and issues for both sides of the wind power debate. ... r 38 percent of the CO2 emissions. Unlike electricity generated by CO2 emitting fossil fuel plants, wind turbines generate 100 percent clean, renewable electricity. Komanoff proposed that if we erect ... s generate 100 percent clean, renewable electricity. Komanoff proposed that if we erect the 400,000 wind turbines necessary to substitute for coal-fired power plants to reduce the amount of CO2 pollut ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Energy Resource Plan

hildren to live in. I sure do. It starts right here with education.Renewable energy such as bamboo, wind power and hydro power, coal and earth's are all natural minerals. Natural Resources such as bam ... wasted.Energy Sources and alternative energy sources should be used! Solar, thermo, hydropower, and wind power are all options! Solar power is the new wave of the future and we should be aware of the ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science