Today: 10.Dec.2019
Critical Thinking about Wind Power (Jon Boone) USofA
08.Feb.2017
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Jon Boone, environmentalist, naturalist, bird and nature artist, wind energy expert: QUESTIONS • Why did the Dutch stop using their windmills to grind their grain and pump water to reclaim their land from the sea--as soon as the steam engine was invented? • Why are sailing vessels used almost entirely for recreation today, rather than for commercial purposes? • What is the difference between energy and power? • Why must electricity supply be matched to demand at all times? • What are the implications for wind technology given that any power generated is a function of the cube of the wind speed along a narrow range of wind velocities (that is, a wind turbine doesn't begin to work until the wind speeds hits 9-mph and maxes out when the wind speeds hit around 34-mph)? • Why has steady, controllable, precision power been the basis of modern life?

Read 617 times Last modified on Monday, 25 November 2019 19:36
  • Latest
  • Popular
  • S Jamil, T N Chowdhury, R Islam,…
  • Christopher Jasper, writer for Bloomberg: Synthetics and…
  • Richard McPherson, electrical power and grid security…
  • Frank Dreves started the website sundays-for-landschaft.de to…
  • John Reilly, Co-Director of the MIT Joint…