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How to use a Gold in Wind Turbines
Engineering and Construction
Pages 7 (1757 words)
How to use gold in wind turbines Name Institution Introduction The rate at which environment is being degraded by human activities is ever increasing such that in case no action is taken in time, the planet earth will not be able to sustain life in future.
One of the ways of embracing the sustainable activities is through employing wind power in the production of electric energy instead of using fossil fuels to produce electricity (Jamieson 2012). The gadget that converts wind energy to electric energy is wind turbine. The use of wind turbine to produce electricity has been in existence for some time now. However, it was not until people realized that other sources of energy such as fossil fuel and nuclear energy among others degrade environment that wind turbine was widely used to produce electricity (Mathew & Philip 2011). Basically, wind turbine produces electric energy by conversion of the wind’s kinetic energy to electric energy. Wind turbine is made up of a number components which are made from various materials. These components include: turbine, hub, tower, generator, nacelle, gear box, yaw and control system among others (Ancona & McVeigh 2001). Just as mentioned earlier, the components are made from various materials depending on the environment of operation of the components, and the use into which these components are put in the wind turbine. The materials from which these components are made include: gold, plastics, iron, copper, steel and rubber among others (Blaabjerg & Chen 2006). This paper, therefore, aims at identifying as well as discussing the various ways in which gold is currently used in wind turbine components. ...
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