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Harnessing the Power of the Wind as an Energy Source


Have you ever thought about how people can use the air to power all kinds of things from homes to telecom towers? Wind energy is more popular today as a secondary source of energy than ever before, creating new jobs across the country and changing the face of the energy industry. For centuries people have looked at various ways to utilize natural resources as a source of power and energy. Over time, creative people have developed using water, sun and other sources that have been converted to power. By developing additional sources of natural energy, people are not over using other sources of energy such as coal and oil. However, one of the earliest sources of energy that man used was the power from the wind.

The earliest recorded usage of the wind for energy dates back to 5000 B.C. when boats used wind to power themselves on the Nile River in Egypt. And the first basic windmills appeared in China in 200 B.C. as a source of power. Over time man continued to find ways to use the natural power of the wind and convert it to power for their own use.

Wind has been a source of power for several centuries and has been used to produce power for homes and businesses. The use of wind continues today as a way to use the natural power of wind as a supplement to other power sources. Wind is natural, clean and relatively inexpensive to use for energy.

To help learn more about wind and wind power, please review the following pages. We hope this helps educate you about using wind, and how it can be used along with other sources of energy. Please feel free to return to this page as often as needed, and pass it along to others looking for information about wind energy.

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