Posts Tagged ‘wind energy’
Battling the coarse winds is no easy feat. You feel as though you will turn into Mary Poppins at any moment and fly through the sky with your parasol steering the way. But instead of reliving this lovely Disney moment, usually what happens is the wind rips through your carefully styled hair, kicks up your skirt for all to see, and ferociously turns your umbrella inside out so it will never work again properly. Although we can’t see the air, it’s an incredible force that can either tickle your cheek or bring your house to the ground.
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. currently uses the wind to generate power for approximately 9.7 million households. In 2009 almost 10,000 megawatts (MW) were generated through new wind power projects. Although your home might not yet be powered by wind, this alternative energy is in use as much as natural gas.