Alternative Energy Project Wind



Our Logo:

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About Us:

This page may seem geeky at first, but if you keep reading, you will find some cool facts on the renewable energy of wind. This is a form of alternative energy. Also, it will include an invention we someday hope to build regarding wind energy. This invention is a wind powered car that runs solely on electricity. We are EPW, which stands for Electric Potable Winds, and is a proud sponsor of Solar Sun Inc. and Water Power. Try their cool Solar Computer®. Wearing their Solar Fan Hat ® keeps you cool, and is the latest fashion. Don't forget their portable Solar iPod Charger ®. While your at it, use the Waterfall Wheel ® and the Water Gear Wheel ®. Together, we will use alternative energy to make the world a better place. The people who worked on this project are Bill and Tyler whom worked hard to make this page appear before you. Thank you for reading this page and we hope you by all means enjoy it.

Links to sponsors websites below:

Solar Sun® Inc.
Water Power®


Our Invention


Our invention is a wind-powered car which runs on, of course, as the name implies, wind. This invention could revolutionize mankind. When not in use, it can be charged with a charger and cord. Still, it runs completely on electricity. You can get it today! The car comes in several colors; red, black, white, gray, blue, green, and silver. Please support us!

Car delivered to your house $24,999.99
Car for pick up $24,499.99

With GPS (Global Positioning System) $24,800
With Video Pack (Television And Video Games Programed In) $24,700
With Music Programs, Clock, and Regular Temperature Already Set $24,100
All Of The Above $25,100

Insurance Programs
1 Year Additional $500
2 Year Additional $800
5 Year Additional $1,999

For any of the above, please click on the form below, print, then fill it out. Then, please mail it to 17859, Factory Road, Sedona, AZ, 86336, United States Of America. Don't forget to enclose the money in cash or check, or you can circle the credit, and we'll send you step-by-step instructions on how to pay. Email EPW.buy_you_a_EPW.com or call 1-800-439-0916 for more information. *Note* Shipping may take up to 1 month.



You can also click on the link below and log in to your Google Apps account.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/clipcusd.org/ccc?key=0AsfGLFXHLHTIdFZGcmNGMmJQOF91NENUZVRJYVlYOEE&hl=en&authkey=CLm62-wH



Glog


A Glog is an advertising poster.





Scratch


A Scratch is a small animation or game (in this case, game) to entertain you and to promote our product. We apologize for any freezes or glitches. You need Adobe Flash Player™ and Java Script to play©. This goes to show how much energy our car can generate in how long. One energy crystal is about 5 watts of energy. If you are like us, you can earn about 10 energy per 20 seconds, and that is more than enough.

Learn more about this project
Created by Tyler





Big 6 Steps


1.1

Here, we will tell what we need to do in order to complete this project.
  • pretend to be a company and do research on an alternative energy source
  • make one invention
  • fill up this wiki
  • draw a logo
  • bookmark 20 sites or more





1.2


Here we will have many sets of questions or problems we encountered. They will also have the answers below them, but they won't have a number next to them.

Set of questions #1:

These questions are regarding a basic understanding of wind energy.
1. How does wind energy work?
Wind energy works when the wind blows a wind mill, wind pump, turbine, or other wind harnessing device, for which take in this energy and convert into another form of energy, which is, most commonly, electricity.

2. How do machines like the gorilla pod generate so much energy?
They are up near the edge of the atmosphere, where winds blow like crazy, so the winds turn the turbines on the pod to generate energy by turning motors. Due to the fact that the wind is really strong, the amount of energy generated is extremely high.

3. Why is wind energy used way more than other renewable sources of energy to create electricity?
Wind harnessing machines generate lots of energy and are cheap and easy to create and they are renewable.

4. What is the most common material used in wind machines? Why?
There is no most common material for wind machines since certain companies think certain materials have better attributes than others. Therefore, there is no right material. Also, most companies such as Nordex and GE Wood use an infusion process to combine the materials. These infusion materials usually have a base including fiberglass wood and carbon with an epoxy matrix.

5. Why are wind currents faster in very high places rather than in low places?
The wind currents in higher areas are stronger because they lose the friction area which protects the ground from these wind currents. The friction area is close to the ground and its pull gets weaker as it gets higher.

6. Why are windmill farms used to generate wind stationed at places a little bit off the coast?
Windmill farms are usually stationed a little bit off the coast because the winds are usually stronger there. This is due to the fact that there is less roughness than there is on land. Especially near deep water. Also, there it is less likely to bother the public.

7. How do wind turbines work and what do they generate?
Wind turbines work by converting kinetic energy to mechanical energy using specialized devices. If the mechanical energy generated is converted into electricity, it is call a wind generator or a wind charger. If it uses the mechanical energy directly, it is called windmill or windpump.

8. Why do windmills generate mechanical energy but not electricity?
Windmills generate mechanical energy but not electricity because electricity is converted into mechanical energy, and mechanical energy can be used in place of electricity almost anywhere. Also, the parts to convert mechanical energy to electricity is expensive.

9. Why are wind pumps used for pumping water?
They are used because the the wind is a cheap way to gain energy in places with no electricity or the electricity is too expensive, or they can just be used to save electricity.

10. Where is the best place to harness winds? Why?
Even though it is not ideal, the best place to harness wind would be 37,00 feet high in the air above the deepest part of the ocean. This is because the winds are stronger the farthest off the coast especially above deep water. Also, at the high up, there is almost no friction layer. Therefore, the winds are stronger than close to the ground.

Set of Questions #2
These questions are on how we are going to build our invention and be able to address the buyers concerns.

1. What material is best to make the turbines of this invention? Why?
The best material is probably some combination of elements, as to combine each other’s good points to counter each other’s bad points.

2. Why would people want to buy it?
People would want to buy it because it would be an energy efficient way to save energy.

3. How would this invention be useful?
This invention might be useful because it can revolutionize humankind, so you don’t have to burn fossil fuels and instead use wind energy, which is renewable.

4. What is the best part about this invention? Why?
The best part about this invention is the turbines because it can harness wind energy and use your momentum to your advantage.

5. Will this invention harness a good amount of energy in a short amount of time? How?
This invention will harness a very good amount of energy by letting the momentum of your vehicle spin the turbines on top.

6. Would this invention be fit for driving on highways? Why?
Yes, this invention would be fit because it is the same size and the turbines would not be too in the way.

7. What amount of money would this device be sold for, given its usefulness? Why?
This device would be fairly expensive because of its usefulness, its foreseen high demands, and its high making cost. Still, it would be pretty cheap so most families could afford it.

8. Would this invention be able to make its way into the future? How?
Yes, it most likely would if some car companies start making this brand.

9. What contributions does this invention have to helping Global Warming?
Some contributions are that it can stop people from burning fossil fuel and that it can become more energy efficient.

10. How can this invention be made?
This invention can be made by attaching two high power wind turbines on the top of a modern day car.



2.1



Here, we will determine possible sources.

People:
Librarian
Teacher
Scientist

Items:
Books
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
Internet
Television
Almanac
Databases

Places:
Science Museums
School Library
Public Library


2.2


Here we will highlight in yellow the best sources of those mentioned above.

People:
Librarian
Teacher
Scientist

Items:
Books
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
Internet
Television
Almanac
Databases

Places:
Science Museums
School Library
Public Library


3.1

Here we will put our sources. For your convenience, we will put only websites.
Information:
1. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power5.htm
2. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power3.htm
3. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power7.htm
4. en.wikipedia.org/Windmill
5. en.wikipedia.org/Windpump
6. windeis.anl.gov/...index.cfm
7. en.wikipedia.org/...Wind_turbine
8. environment.nationalgeographic.com/...wind-power-profile
9. en.wikipedia.org/Wind_energy
10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_farm
11. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_how.html
12. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_ad.html
13. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_history.html
14. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_potential.html
15. http://concernedcitizens.homestead.com/windfarms.html
16. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Wind_farm
17. http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/wind_turbines/en/index.htm
18. http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=wind_home-basics
19. http://www.energy.ca.gov/wind/overview.html
20. http://www.ehow.com/facts_5306525_wind-power-information.html
21. http://www.aermotorwindmill.com/Links/Education/Education2.asp
22. http://www.aermotorwindmill.com/Links/Education/Index.asp

Videos:
1. http://science.discovery.com/videos/deconstructed-how-wind-turbines-work.html
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXejxcW-XGo
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcMZjUdSaks

Pictures:
1. http://www.sulangaenergy.com/images/wind-turbines-370-x-283.jpg
2. http://photos.igougo.com/images/p340746-Palm_Springs_CA-Wind_mills_at_sunset.jpg
3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_17fkazzKWTU/TJn9Df9hVcI/AAAAAAAABUI/-aDssSE7o0A/s1600/Windmills%2520at%2520Sunset.jpg
4. http://www.virginiaenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/windfarm_full.jpg
5. http://blog.americanfeast.com/images/Windmills%20at%20Sunset.jpg


3.2


Here is a drawing telling you our main research points and some synonyms that relate to our research. Instead of just wind energy, you can put in any of the following synonyms instead.

3.2_Drawing_-_Google_Docs.jpg


Alternatively, here is a PDF file for the picture above.



Following this sentence is a wonder wheel to help you as well.
Wind_energy_-_Google_Search.jpg



4.1


Here, we will ask you to read, listen, or view our sources. Below are the sources once more. We will also write one or two sentences in a summary format on what information is in the site in case you don't want to read it.

1. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power5.htm
This site tells you the ups and downs on wind energy and tells a little bit on how wind turbines work as well as their voltages.
2. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power3.htm
This site tells how many innovations made wind technology so much better.
3. www.howstuffworks.com/...wind-power7.htm
This site tells how much money you can save by using wind farms and the amount of energy you can make.
4. en.wikipedia.org/Windmill
This site gives tons of info on windmills and everything about them.
5. en.wikipedia.org/Windpump
This site gives tons of info on windpumps and everything about them.
6. windeis.anl.gov/...index.cfm
This site gives a very basic overview on wind energy.
7. en.wikipedia.org/...Wind_turbine
This site gives tons of info on wind turbines and everything about them.
8. environment.nationalgeographic.com/...wind-power-profile
This site tells you how wind energy works.
9. en.wikipedia.org/Wind_energy
This site is another basic overview of wind energy with not much info. Still, it is very detailed on many different subjects.
10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_farm
This site not only tells the many uses of wind farm and where they are located, but also states the pros and cons. It also tells about some major energy producing wind farms.
11. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_how.html
This site tells us about wind turbines and shows a helpful diagram on the construction of a basic turbine. Also, it shows some vocabulary words involving wind energy itself.
12. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_ad.html
This site tells us the advantage of wind power and the challenges we must overcome in order for it to be a good reliable source.
13. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_history.html
This site tells us about the earliest known history of wind energy.
14. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_potential.html
This site shows the potential of wind energy and how it can change mankind. It also has a small map or chart telling where winds are strongest.
15. http://concernedcitizens.homestead.com/windfarms.html
This website gives more info than you can ever need on wind farms.
16. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Wind_farm
This site plainly states what a wind farm is. Nevertheless, it is still pretty useful and exceptionally detailed on the information it provides.
17. http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/wind_turbines/en/index.htm
This is a pretty small website with very little info. This website is not necessary for you to read.
18. http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=wind_home-basics
This site gives a vary basic overview of wind energy and it is excellent for young readers.
19. http://www.energy.ca.gov/wind/overview.html
This is another basic overview.
20. http://www.ehow.com/facts_5306525_wind-power-information.html
This is very basic but covers everything about wind energy.
21. http://www.aermotorwindmill.com/Links/Education/Education2.asp
This site tells how a windmill works.
22. http://www.aermotorwindmill.com/Links/Education/Index.asp
This site tells how wind energy can be used to pump water. Also, it has helpful pictures and diagrams as well as a few animation to increase your comprehension.

Videos:
1. http://science.discovery.com/videos/deconstructed-how-wind-turbines-work.html
This is an educational video.
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXejxcW-XGo
This is an educational video.
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcMZjUdSaks
This is an educational video.

Pictures:
1. http://www.sulangaenergy.com/images/wind-turbines-370-x-283.jpg
Just a picture.
2. http://photos.igougo.com/images/p340746-Palm_Springs_CA-Wind_mills_at_sunset.jpg
Just a picture.
3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_17fkazzKWTU/TJn9Df9hVcI/AAAAAAAABUI/-aDssSE7o0A/s1600/Windmills%2520at%2520Sunset.jpg
Just a picture.
4. http://www.virginiaenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/windfarm_full.jpg
Just a picture.
5. http://blog.americanfeast.com/images/Windmills%20at%20Sunset.jpg
Just a picture.

We have also viewed these sources.


4.2


Here, we will embed a spreadsheet showing our answers and the sources we got the answers from, but we might only do one set. It is a PDF file.



You can also view it here by logging in to your Google Apps account.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/clipcusd.org/ccc?key=0AsfGLFXHLHTIdHlmcC1Gd3o3UkJKcTVZWUx2MWV3X1E&hl=en&authkey=CMLmnd4I



5.1


Here, we will show you our presentation plan.

Greeting slide*
Link to Wiki
Questions*
Quiz (?)
Thank you*
other questions*
model (?)

*Note*
*--will definitely be there no matter what.
(?)--maybe will be there; not sure yet.




5.2


Here, we will let you see our presentation.



Log in to your Google Apps account to view it by clicking here or view the PDF file below.




Here is also a PowerPoint instead.




*Note*

These two will take longer to complete. We apologize for the inconvenience. Here, we will judge the product and the process of our work.



6.1


Here, we will judge our product.

Tyler: I think the product was very good, better than our Nature’s Fury project. For example, we didn’t have useless things in our project like pointless sounds and random videos for information. Link is below:
__http://clipenglish.wikispaces.com/NFTable314__
Bill: I think it was pretty good and way better than our Nature’s Fury Project, because we cooperated better. The outcome was, if I do say so myself, one of the better ones. Link is above.




6.2


Here, we will judge the process.

Tyler: I think we did it okay, but it might have been easier if we had a third person in our group. Considering the circumstances, we did it quite well, especially if compared to other groups. For example, we could only do two things at once. Several times, there were a lot of things to be done, yet we could only handle two at a time.
Bill: I think we did good, but Tyler should have let me do more. One example is that Tyler told me to do the presentation and the easy stuff, while he tackled the more challenging aspects of the project including the wiki. I did stuff like the questions.



Credits


Who

Job 1
Job 2
Job 3
Job 4
Job 5
Job 6
Job 7
Job 8
Job 9











Tyler

Wiki
Scratch
Glog
Answers to Questions
Research
6.1 & 6.2
Lots of the Big 6
Came up with Invention
Credits
Bill

Presentation
Question
Brainstorming
Research
Some Wiki
6.1 & 6.2
Some of Big 6
Came up with Ideas for Invention
Credits