||- the amount of power
necessary to meet minimum demands of customers. A
base load power station is usually available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
and operates at full power most of the time.
ways of providing base load power from wind.
- the winglike part of the turbine. Most turbines
have 2 or 3 blades.
||- a flow
of charged particles, which may be electrons or ions. It is measured in watts or kilowatts
||- the strength to
move or do something. We get our energy from food. Plants get energy from
sunshine. Cars get their energy from fuel: gasoline, or plants, or batteries.
In this website we are talking about the wind providing the energy to
|| - the conversion
of other forms of energy, such as the wind, into electrical energy through
special equipment. Check out this animation of a wind turbine generator
||- an interconnected
power transmission network that delivers electricity from the power source
to your house, and other customers. It includes a power source, high voltage
transmission lines, power pole, transformers,and lines to your house. http://www.windpower.org/en/tour/grid/index.htm
||-an unit of energy
equal to one kW applied for one hour.
One unit of electricity
is 1kWh (one kilowatt-hour), "kilo" means thousand, so one kilowatt-hour
is the amount of electricity used by an 1000W appliance running for 1 hour.
||- the moment-to-moment
measurement of power consumption of the entire system
- also force
and weight that a structure is designed to withstand.
- the box behind the blades, holding the equipment that turns the wind motion
energy resource that can not be replaced once it is used up. Examples include fossil fuels such as oil,coal, and natural gas.
the ability to perform work or produce a change to a condition. Power is
a flow rate of energy, or a rate of use of energy. We can't store electric
power, but we can store electrical energy.
||- an energy
resource that will not run out. Examples are sun, wind, wave, biomass, and geothermal.
||- the blades and the hub of a wind turbine
- a tall structure that supports a wind generator
transportation of energy along a network or grid of
|| - machine
for generating rotary mechanical power from the energy
of a moving force (such as wind, water, or steam). Turbines spin 2 or 3 blades connected to a rotor that turns a generator to make electricity. Photo
||- a unit
for measuring electricity
||- the movement
of air caused by the uneven heating of the earth's surface by the sun.
||- a drawing that shows
the information about the distributions of wind speeds, and the frequency
of the varying wind directions. See an example from the Danish Wind Industry Association.
- a group of wind turbines used to generate electricity.
is a link to an extensive energy dictionary for adults.