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ERIC Number: EJ941846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Prospecting for Wind
Swapp, Andy; Schreuders, Paul; Reeve, Edward
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n8 p18-24 May-Jun 2011
Many people use wind to help meet their needs. Over the years, people have been able to harness or capture the wind in many different ways. More recently, people have seen the rebirth of electricity-generating wind turbines. Thus, the age-old argument about technology being either good or bad can also be applied to the wind. The wind can be a hazard or an asset. One situation where the wind is viewed as an asset is when it serves as a free energy resource, but to take advantage of this, there is some basic information that must be known about the wind and how to prospect for it. This article introduces the concept of wind prospecting and presents ideas on how it could be taught in the technology and engineering classroom. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A