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COMENIUS PROJECT

GREEN SKILLS FOR GLOBAL CHANGE


SANTA CLARA SCHOOL PRESENTATION SLOVENIA MEETING
2014 MAY 21TH TO 25TH

WHAT IS WIND ENERGY? PROS AND CONS


Wind energy is the energy from wind, ie, the kinetic energy generated by
the effect of the drafts.

This energy is converted into other useful forms of energy for human
activities.
Its main use is to produce electricity from wind turbines connected to grids
of electricity distribution
ADVANTAGES OF WIND ENERGY
It is a safe and renewable energy, ie, continuously renewing and
inexhaustible.
Is an indigenous and universal appeal, as it exists throughout the world.
Not produce emissions or polluting waste generated that contribute to the
greenhouse effect or acid rain.
It has a fast build time (less than six months).
Facilities are mobile, so its dismantling will allow full recovery of the area.
Installation is compatible with many other land uses.
It is becoming cheaper as technology advances.
Each Kw / h of electricity generated by E. Wind instead of coal prevents
the emission of one kilogram of CO2 to the atmosphere.
Its construction and maintenance creates jobs
ADVANTAGES IN CANTABRIA

The development of renewable energy provides stable and quality


employment in Cantabria.
It boosts the economy through the creation of a value chain where they can
integrate many companies in the region.
The progress of the wind sector in Cantabria is a real opportunity for local
development in depressed areas and beset by the decline of the primary
sector.
In the Valley of Soba is the only wind farm community
The companies also collaborate with the social development of
municipalities

DISADVANTAGES OF WIND ENERGY

Visual impact: installation generates a high modification of the landscape.


Impact on birds: mainly by the collision of birds with shovels, unknown
effects on modification of the usual migration and nesting behavior.
Noise impact: the friction of the blades with the air produces a constant
noise; the nearest house should be at least 200 m.
Chance of archaeologically interesting area
Impossible Storage: The electricity produced can not be stored; is instantly
consumed or otherwise lost.
Need for infrastructure: Wind farms are often located in remote areas far
from the point of consumption, and to transport the electricity pylons that
can save important distances are required.
Too much wind did not help. If the wind turbine exceeds specifications,
the circuit must be disconnected from the network or change the pitch of
the blades to stop spinning, since high wind speeds may damage the
structure