Wind Power Franklin Park IL

Local resource for wind power in Franklin Park. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to wind energy, power grids, zoning laws, wind mills, turbines, electricians, wind farmers and wind analysis, as well as advice and content on renewable energy and resources.

Illinois Solar Energy Association
(312) 376-8245
1281 E. Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL
A To Z Electric Co
(773) 286-4500
5030 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL
Aeronautical Elect Co
(773) 774-5200
5656 N Northwest Hwy
Chicago, IL
All Surburan Electric
(773) 506-1473
5875 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
Bright Electrical Supply Co
(312) 738-0330
217 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Hertz Energy Services
(630) 782-0194
625 S. Illinois Route 83
Elmhurst, IL
M-F 7a-5p

Abc Electric & Security Inc
(773) 736-8775
4358 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
B And A Electric Inc
(773) 856-0851
7220 N Claremont Ave
Chicago, IL
City Electric Supply
(312) 376-0072
128 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL
Accent Electric Inc
(773) 525-9030
941 W Grace St
Chicago, IL

Wind Energy

Energy is blowing in the wind

Wind power is actually another form of solar energy . As the sun heats air, land and water on the surface of the earth, different areas absorb heat at different rates; the resulting temperature differentials create water and air movement , manifesting themselves as winds and ocean currents that help to keep the world running with relatively stable climate and precipitation conditions.

Wind power technologies are simply a means of taking advantage of this natural force to do useful work, rather than just watching it blow leaves around. Humankind has been making use of wind power for millennia, from the vast sailing ships of old to the large wooden windmills for grinding wheat and other grains (hence the name windmill, as opposed to simply wind turbine). The huge water pumping windmills used in Holland also made use of this natural force, to move water in the process of reclaiming land from the sea.

These methods permitted the use of wind for mechanical energy, by harnessing it into some form of physical work. The comparison to an electrical wind turbine is like the comparison of a car to a gasoline generator - one is designed to produce motion while the other is designed to produce electricity, but both use the same fuel. A wind turbine simply uses the mechanical energy captured in its spinning motion to produce electricity, for charging a battery or powering an electrical device directly.

The largest wind turbines are designed to be self-contained power plants, outputting electricity directly to the utility grid just like large coal, hydro or nuclear power plants. In some cases, these wind machines are grouped together in 'wind farms' with a nearby power substation to handle the electricity pumped out by the machines. Wind power is the single fastest growing energy source worldwide, although it currently comprises a very small portion of global energy supply - 0.051% as of 2003 according to the International Energy...

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