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Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure It is a renewable recourse that is constantly recycled in nature Wind is a form of solar energy Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun the irregularities of the earths surface and rotation of the earth Wind flow patterns are modified by the earths terrain bodies of water and vegetative cover This wind flow or motion energy when harvested by modern wind turbines can be used to generate electricity We can use the energy in the wind by building a tall tower with a large propellor on the top The wind blows the propellor round which turns a generator to produce electricity We tend to build many of these towers together to make a wind farm and produce more electricity The best places for wind farms are in coastal areas at the tops of rounded hills open plains and gaps in mountains places where the wind is strong and reliable Some are offshore The more towers the more wind and the larger the propellors the more electricity we can make Its only worth building wind farms in places that have strong steady winds although boats and caravans increasingly have small wind generators to help keep their batteries charged It should definitely increase wind energy in production In the US wind power generation has doubled in the last two years to more than 20 gigawatts and recently passed Germany as the world leader in wind energy generation Even with these strideswind power currently provides less than 2 of the US electricity supply However government forecasts optimistically call for wind power to provide
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