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A Beginner's Guide to Wind Turbines: Facts That Will Blow You Away

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO WIND TURBINES: FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY! DID YOU KNOW WIND POWER IS THE FASTEST GROWING SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION TODAY. A TYPICAL TURBINE PRODUCES 15x MORE ELECTRICITY THAN THE AVERAGE TURBINE IN 1990. THE WIND POWER INDUSTRY IN AMERICA GENERATES $10 BILLION REVENUE A YEAR. WIND TURBINES ARE HUGE, WITH BLADES REACHING UP TO 260 FEET LONG, AND TURBINE TOWERS REACHING OVER 328 FEET TALL. THIS IS TALLER THAN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY! BY 2050, AMERICA COULD AVOID THE EMISSION OF OVER 12.3 gigatonnes OF GREENHOUSE GASES, WHILE SAVING 260 billion gallons oF WATER. THE TOP 5 CHINA GANSU 2,808,910 TOP 5 WIND FARMS IN THE WORLD 235,144 INDIA JAISALMER KEY: HOW MANY HOUSES THEY POWER A CLEAN FUTURE 4 OF THE WINDIEST PLACES ON EARTH COULD WIND FARMS HERE GENERATE MORE CLEAN ENERGY THAN EVER? 1 MOUNT WASHINGTON WHERE: USA RECORD SPEED: 231 miles per hour 2 MOUNT EVEREST WHERE: Nepal RECORD SPEED: 200+ miles per hour 3 PETREL ISLAND WHERE: Antarctica RECORD SPEED: 199 miles per hour 4 PATAGONIA WHERE: South America RECORD SPEED: 120 miles per hour PRESENTED BY: ScaleSmart Sources: windenergyfoundation.org/interesting-wind-energy-facts www.energy.gov/articles/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-wind-power INDIA MUPPANDAL WIND FARM 331,500 FLAT IATES UNITED 186,745 225,420 UNITED STATES ALTA

A Beginner's Guide to Wind Turbines: Facts That Will Blow You Away

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A beginner's guide to wind turbines presents interesting facts about wind farms and how much energy wind turbines actually create, supporting an eco-conscious future!

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