How Wind Turbines Work (Introductory Video)

November 3, 2013 by  
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How Wind Turbines Work (Introductory Video)

Published on November 3rd, 2013
by Zachary Shahan


The following video is a cute, succinct, and easy-to-understand primer on wind energy and how wind turbines work. For many CleanTechnica readers, this is surely more introductory than is helpful to you, but I’d bet money that most of your friends and family members could benefit from the primer. So, check it out and share it on Facebook, Google+, etc. Make sure your friends know at least a little bit about wind energy and how wind turbines work.

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  • The explanation of wind in terms of local land and sea breezes, rather than the Earth’s rotation, is a scientific mistake – and a PR one because it minimizes the scale and reliability of the forces involved. The strongest and most regular winds in the world are those in the Roaring Forties north of Antarctica, where there is no land at all apart from Cape Horn. Wikipedia on global wind patterns:

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