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Green Energy: 9 Things You Need To Know About Renewable Energy

#5. Wind power

Wind power - 9 Things You Need To Know About Renewable Energy

Air flow on the earth’s surface can be used to push turbines, with stronger winds producing more energy. High-altitude sites and areas just offshore tend to provide the best conditions for capturing the strongest winds. According to a 2009 study, a network of land-based, 2.5-megawatt wind turbines in rural areas operating at just 20% of their rated capacity could supply 40 times the current worldwide consumption of energy.

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