Wind Power Green Bay WI

Local resource for wind power in Green Bay. 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.

Wind Energy Solutions, LLC
(920) 785-0712
P.O. Box 12123
Green Bay, WI
Authorized Dealer for the Windspire

Wholesale Insulation Distributors
(414) 257-1200
8112 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Murphy Energy Systems
(414) 810-0301
1027 E Hampton Rd
Milwaukee, WI
Guardian Inspection Services
(715) 897-1058
609 W 4th
Marshfield, WI
Marshfield Area Energy Audits, Marshfield Area Home Inspections, Marshfield Area Radon Testing, Building Science Consultant, Energy Star Services

Energy Strategies Corp
(414) 354-9902
4324 W Bradley Rd
Milwaukee, WI
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
(715) 592-6595
7558 Deer Road
Custer, WI
Energy Building Tech
(414) 778-1133
11233 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Reggie'S Fuel Oil Service
(414) 374-1422
102 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI
(608) 315-2533
801 13th Street
Prairie du Sac, WI
Turn-key solution providers of Solar Energy, Wind Energy, and LED Lighting

Able Energy Co.
(715) 629-9335
711 Saint Croix St.
River Falls, WI

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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