energy is the kinetic energy contained in the movement of
a mass of air molecules. The wind can be used to turn a turbine,
which can then produce electricity using a generator. Many
wind turbines are relatively small, and large numbers are
required to produce appreciable amounts of energy. Again,
certain geographic areas are particularly suitable for wind
turbines. The coast of California, for example, has cliffs
that receive high winds on a consistent basis.
number of wind turbines, together referred to as wind farms,
have been constructed in the state of Pennsylvania. Residents
there can choose to purchase some or all of their electricity
from these wind farms, thereby saving pollution that would
be created if the electricity was generated from fossil fuels.
For more information on the Pennsylvania wind farms, visit
the following websites.
Wind Energy - In Pennsylvania you can sign up to purchase
your wind generated electricity here.
- Click here to
see if you are able to purchase wind or other green energy in your local area.
The above is largely from the Franklin Institute