Wind Power Stone Mountain GA

Local resource for wind power in Stone Mountain. 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.

Georgia Solar Energy Association
(404) 914-1114
1199 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA
Williams Underground Utility
(404) 622-9869
1099 Boulevard Se
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Gas Light Company
(404) 230-6511
576 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA
RHD Services Inc
(404) 874-8585
630 10th St Nw
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Solar Energy Association
(404) 914-1114
1199 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA
(770) 441-7577
2395 Pleasantdale Rd
Atlanta, GA
Edison Group
(404) 885-9596
1708 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
Gas South, LLC
(770) 763-4658
3625 Cumberland Blvd
Atlanta, GA
Municipal Electric Authority Of GA
(770) 661-2806
1470 Riveredge Pkwy Nw
Atlanta, GA
Southern SunPower
(706) 276-6034
704 Cowboy Trail
Ellijay , GA
Solar Panel Energy Systems

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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