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Wind energy is praised for being a renewable, nonpolluting source of electricity, but it can also produce intermittent streams of energy, and wind-generating equipment may be costly and troublesome to repair and maintain... More »

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Electrical energy comes from renewable and nonrenewable sources; it is generally inexpensive and readily available, but it leaves many appliances and heating units defunct when power supplies are interrupted. The benefit... More »

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The advantages of kinetic energy include the ability to produce renewable energy, the availability of being an abundant resource and the effectiveness of being exponentially proportional to its velocity, as detailed by t... More »

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Wind energy is a form of electricity that is created by wind turbines. Wind energy is used as a mechanical power that is transformed into electricity, with the use of a generator. More »

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Wind energy is created when moving air causes a wind turbine to rotate, powering a motor that generates electricity. The energy of the wind itself derives from differential heating of the air by the sun and the rotation ... More »

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