Renewable energies as a concept has taken off like a rocket since the turn of the millennium. Before 2000, countries were still blind to their chase of economic growth, wealth, and power. However, with science now leading the charge in social concerns, such as common cancers, mental health and now global warming, it seems that the world is finally starting to pay attention to the dangers that loom ahead. However, cities are severely combusted and difficult to change quickly, because the energy consumption is directly tied to economic output to the national GDP. Cities like London and New York at their respective country’s powerhouses where the almighty dollar or pound sterling is chased after with passionate resolve. The only way for consistent and powerful green energies to start powering the majority of the world’s needs, the green technology needs room and the perfect location to harness the forces of mother nature. Hence, the countryside has come to the rescue.
Understanding wind energy is the first challenge governments face, as harnessing the wind is less than predictable. The coastline is where the rapid winds hit the shores and are unimpeded by the city’s towering skyscrapers and residential areas where there are large congregations of houses and shops etc. Large metal windmills have been erected all along the coastline of Great Britain and many locations in America throughout the countryside. Their first priority is to power the homes independent of cities and many buyers are asking their rural property agent for homes with renewable energy access. On top of the fact that windmills are cleaner but the price to use this energy is cheaper.
The sun warms the atmosphere sporadically because the global weather veil is incredibly complicated and doesn’t always mirror movements that happen on the other side of the world; in other words, the earth’s weather system is not an equilibrium. These patches of expanded air rise and cold air takes the place of where that air once was. The two will conflict with each other and rapidly increase the volume and speed of the air, causing a wind.
The mechanism is simple, the wind spins the propeller and that in turn will spin a turbine in a generator. The captured kinetic energy is then conducted through the interior of the base through to the transformer where a converter transformers it to an alternating current. This is transported to power stations and then on to cities and homes around the country.
Hydroelectric power is the kinetic energy of water i.e. waves derived from flowing water which is converted to electricity to be used for human life. This can be from fast-flowing rivers, oceans, seas and even human-made installations, for example, a high water flow level reservoir, pumping water down through a tunnel for the purposes of draining a dam or lake. Carefully places turbines within the flow of the water will be thrust into the kinetic wave and convert the water current into mechanical energy. This causes a turbine to rotate at a high speed which just like the windmill, drives a generator. However, just like wind energy, it’s dependent on the mood in which nature is in. Sometimes there is high energy produced and sometimes there is very little to none.