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Wind Power

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What are small turbines used for in our everyday lives? used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning signs
What are large arrays of turbines called? Farms
Why are wind turbines becoming our #1 alternative? renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels
Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines (HAWT) have the main rotor shaft and electrical generator at the top of a tower, and must be pointed into the wind Pro- convert more wind into energy because blades are perpendicular to wind Con- less suitable to everyday life(to bulky)
Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT have the main rotor shaft arranged vertically Pro- you don't have to point it towards the wind to work Con- only capturing energy from the wind only on the front side
Nuclear Power Plants produce electricity by boiling water into steam.THEY DON'T BURN ANYTHING. They use uranium fuel, consisting of solid ceramic pellets, to produce electricity through a process called fission.
Nuclear Power Plants cont. NPP obtain the heat needed to produce steam through a physical process. Fission entails the splitting of atoms of uranium in a nuclear reactor
Nuclear Design Setup
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