WIND POWER GENERATION
Wind Power – When the Sun goes down
Wind turbines work on a simple principle: instead of using electricity to make wind—like a fan—wind turbines use wind to make electricity.
Wind turns the propeller-like blades of a turbine around a rotor, which spins a generator, which creates electricity.
Wind is a form of solar energy caused by a combination of three concurrent events:
- The sun unevenly heating the atmosphere
- Irregularities of the earth’s surface
- The rotation of the earth.
Solar Panels, everyone is talking about it and you can see them more and more on roof tops around your town. You even see them on the top of vans, campers, trucks and caravans. With all the talk you take a look for yourself you you are met with a dozen options all telling you they are the best.
So like many of us you just move on to something else…
To stop that we are here to help. Eos Solar Solutions can help you understand what is available and demystify the options..
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Did you know?
Back in 1958 solar cells were first used in a prominent application when they were proposed and flown on the Vanguard satellite. This was an alternative power source that would compliment the primary battery power source.
So by adding solar cells to the outside of the satellite body the mission time could be greatly extended with no major changes to the satellite or its power systems.
Then finally In 1959 the United States launched the satellite Explorer 6. And this features a large wing-shaped solar arrays, which became a common feature in all satellites after this .
These arrays consisted of 9600 Hoffman solar cells.
Always remember to keep up to date on solar developments with the United Nations