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  • Costa Rica - 1,953 words
    ... field of preservation. This has created a political environment consisting of many organizations, funds and cooperative efforts promoting the responsible utilization of Costa Ricas land. Through these conservation efforts, the Costa Rican government can boast about"protecting 90 percent of its existing forests and the largest percentage of land dedicated to national parks in the world." 13 In addition to the National Parks system, the government plays a large active role in joint efforts such as Project CARFIX with FUNDECOR. "FUNDECOR is an environmental non-government organization...with funding provided by the US Agency for International Development, to assist community organizations i ...
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  • Sources Of Energy - 1,368 words
    ... temperature and contaminant-free environments. Solar cooling can be achieved through the use of solar energy as a heat source in an absorption cooling cycle. Solar power research is being pursued in connection with efforts to design residential and commercial buildings that will use energy more efficiently. Some other promising devices are solar collectors and solar mirrors. Solar energy is a very expensive process that take years to develop the technology for it. This energy can only be used in the daylight ( when the sun is out ), so during the night you wouldn't have energy then. Another important source of energy is wind power. The most popular device is a mechanical device that harn ...
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  • Wind Energy - 327 words
    Wind Energy For many centuries wind has been used as a reliable source of energy. It is clean and inexhaustible. Wind is used to make the job of a human simpliar. It is used for grinding grain, pumping water, and to enable sail boats to move. Though often the amount of wind power varies depending on the climate of an area. Although wind power is only used in selected areas the recent interest in fuel conservation has sparked the development of windfarms. In the 1980s a studied showed that in order to produce one kilowatt- hour of energy cost 4 cents. The best known horizontal axis machine in the United States is the American farm windmill which is frequently used to pump water. This machine ...
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  • Wind Power - 1,040 words
    Wind Power Energy is the ability to do work. It surrounds us in all aspect of life. However, the ability to harness it and use it, as economically as possible, is the challenge before mankind. Alternative energy refers to energy sources, which are not based on the burning of fossil fuels or the splitting of atoms. The renewed interest in this field of study comes from the undesirable effects of pollution both from burning fossil fuels and nuclear waste by products. Fortunately, there are many means of harnessing energy that have less damaging impacts on the environment. One example wind power. Wind energy is a clean and renewable source of electric power and is also the world's fastest growi ...
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  • Wind Power - 2,254 words
    Wind Power annon The wind turbine, also called a windmill, is a means of harnessing the kinetic energy of the wind and converting it into electrical energy. This is accomplished by turning blades called aerofoils, which drive a shaft, which drive a motor (turbine) and ar e connected to a generator. 'It is estimated that the total power capacity of winds surrounding the earth is 1 x 1011 Gigawatts' (Cheremisinoff 6). The total energy of the winds fluctuates from year to year. Windmill expert Richard Hills said that the wind really is a fickle source of power, with wind speeds to low or inconsistent for the windmill to be of practical use. However, that hasn't stopped windmill engineers from t ...
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  • Wind Power - 2,108 words
    ... d A is the area. The number of blades on a windmill varies. There are many different types of windmills. The following equation helps figure out how fast the a certain-bladed windmill will rotate in relation to windmills with different numbers of blades: Speed of windmill="1" / sq. root of number of blades The aerofoils of a four bladed machine rotate 71% as fast as that of a 2 bladed machine. A six bladed machine rotates at 58% and an 8 bladed machine rotates at 56% as fast as a 2 bladed machine. Electricity and Storage of Energy As mentioned previously, the generators in a wind turbine can convert the mechanical energy produced by the rotation of the shaft into electrical energy, DC. F ...
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