Wind Power Basics

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Fact Sheet

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Wind power is one of the oldest renewable technologies and is rapidly gaining a resurgence in populartity. Wind is created from differences between higher and lower pressure caused by unequal heating and cooling of the Earth and atmosphere. The greater the difference in pressure, the faster the wind speed, and the greater the power generation capability.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • The hows and whys of wind power
  • The dependance of wind power on elevation and wind speed
  • Making power from the wind
  • Horizontal and vertical axis systems
  • Residential wind systems

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