What Are The Uses Of Wind Power?


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Wind power is very important as a source of renewable energy and so there are many great uses for it.

Wind turbines are probably the biggest use and therefore most common way of utilizing wind power as an energy source. Masses of wind farms have sprung up in the past 20 years all over the world as companies look for a greener and more lasting source of energy than the traditional fossil fuels. Along with the large-scale wind farms, people have taken to this idea and you will now find a smaller version of the wind turbines attached to private houses and land as they use the power for all or part of their household's energy needs.

Wind power is also commonly used in many sports. Most water sports rely on wind power such as windsurfing, sailing, kite-surfing and wind-skiing. Also extreme sports such as paragliding would not work without the power of wind.

Simple activities like the tradition of kite flying obviously rely heavily on wind power. Competitions have been canceled in the past if the wind is not strong enough.

A rather creative use of wind power was recently achieved when a car powered by kites using the wind managed to travel 3,100 miles across Australia. It used a combination of wind and batteries. In total, it reportedly used about $10-$15 of energy for the entire 3,100-mile journey.
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Setting Sail
Wind energy was first harnessed on the Nile to power sail boats down the river. Since then, boats and ships have been modifying the design of sails to make even better use of the thrust provided by the wind.
Milling About
Windmills were one of the second most widespread uses of wind energy. The variety of uses that windmills were put to included grinding grain, as well as pumping water, up until the industrial revolution where the windmill was mostly replaced by the steam engine.
Modern Uses
The most common use of wind energy in the modern day is to generate electricity. Giant windmills, often built in fields called wind farms, provide a significant portion of the world's energy.
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The most used of wind energy is to generate electricity
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To mostly get electrical power
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I'm actually doing a project right now, determining which source of energy is most efficient for the environment and the economy. In the end, I chose wind power because it serves a lot of advantages to us rather than disadvantages. Well, I found that wind power is basically there to generate electricity for houses, pumping a body of water, uses in the farming industry, etc. These purposes all conclude to the constant supply of kinetic energy today.

I hope this was a help to you.
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This is not the regular answer
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Wind is air in motion. It has both direction and speed, this is what gives wind the kinetic energy that we can harness as a non- exhaustible source of power.
Our forefathers made use of wind to sail the seas. Today, people use modern glider to swoop freely through the air especially on seacoasts and mountain slopes where there are strong winds to aid gliding and flying.
Windmills have long seen a familiar sight in countries like the Netherlands and Denmark. They have been used for all kinds of purposes, from milling flour to pumping water from the sea. Modern wind turbines are an improvement on the traditional windmill. They have a turbine wheel or rotor, consisting of many metal vanes, which function like propellers on a ship. The turbines drive generators to produce electricity.
The country that takes the greatest use of wind power is USA, accounting for over 85% of the world's use of wind power. Other countries, which have also adopted wind turbines, or established wind farms, include Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Sweden.
Wind power has several advantages over other energy sources. It does not produce environmental hazards like fossil fuels do, or health hazards like nuclear energy does.
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Low Speed Piston Water Pumps
High Speed Centrifugal Pumps
Paddle Wheel Water Heaters
Battery Chargers
Mills or Crushing Machines

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You spelt boring wrong.

Wind turbines are also a clean energy source so then they do not use fossil fuels and do not contribute to global warming.
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Wind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the surface of the earth and the earth's rotation. Wind flow patterns change field soil, rivers and vegetation. This air flow, or motion energy, when "harvested" by modern wind turbines can be used to produce electricity.

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