I got this one from the forums a couple of days ago.
Could you please elaborate on how exactly Global warming affects the wind causing changes in their patterns? I was unable to find a direct relationship between the two. I would be glad if you would let me know.
Thanks and Regards
Thanks for your question Sujata. Lets start by talking about where wind comes from. The earth is a complicated place, lots of factors and lots of forces making things go all day and all night. That’s part of the reason its so interesting to live here. There are some things however we have discovered over the years. You most likely already know that the earth is tiled slightly along its axis, and that it goes around the sun. This means that different parts of our planet get different amounts of sun light. Among other things this tilt and solar orbit cause the seasons. It also causes the wind.
Because of the tilt, and the seasons, different parts of the earth are warm and cold at different times. If one part of the earth is warm (say the equator) and another part is cold (say the north pole) the air at the equator will warm up, warm things rise, so the air will start to rise up towards the sky, at the same time however because the earth is turning and because the earths gravity keeps the warm air from flying into space that air will start to move, this is wind. Wind is actually stored up solar energy. If we build wind turbines to capture the wind and make energy, we are really capturing solar energy that has been transformed into wind energy.
I got this question in the comments from this post a bit ago.
I am about to build my house in wimberley, Texas, located in the Texas hill country 40 miles southwest of Austin, Texas. I would be interested in knowing if you have any programs that would supply or discount a system for my residence in exchange for my participating in an ongoing study on residential power systems. the area is well suited for this technology and cannot be supplied with natural gas as an alternative. Please respond and advise a soon as possible.
p.s. my house will be approx. 2600 sq. ft. and will be well insulate with a masonry exterior.
Hello John I could not find any group that would be interested in installing your system as part of any study. But I have some tips. Call your local tech-school see if they are learning about renewable energy systems in their electrical or plumbing classes, if they are offer your home as a test house. Baring that you could use this list. It is a list of every program in your state that will help you get some cash for your system.
You can find these and many more incentives at DSIREUSA.org your one stop shop for renewable energy incentive and efficiency information
A while ago in a post about making ethanol from orange pulp Mr Clint asked:
Tell us how to make it..please?
A lot of people ask me things like “just how is ethanol made anyway?” So lets talk a little about ethanol, how its made, and how you would go about making it at home if you wanted to. First what is ethanol anyway?
Got this question a while ago.
Need help! Our fuel bill is $700 per month. Married empty nesters on modest income from Wisconsin U.S.A. Cannot afford gas to run our in-floor heating for house and new dog kennel.
how can we build cheap solar heat for us and new kennel. ?
Well J, you are in luck my friend. You have two things going for you right now, you have radiant floor heating, and you have a very high fuel bill.
Got this question from the forums, Jennifer asks,
I have a serious question for you. The question is what does Energy and Electricity mixed together make? Also i am very serious about this and this project is due in another 2 days.
First lets talk about electricity. I am not sure what grade you are in so forgive me if you find this answer simple, but I always find that starting simple is the best way to go. Electricity is all around us every day, it makes our light bulbs shine, it makes our computers work, it also causes your hair to stand up. Most people however do not know much about electricity, where it comes from, or how it gets to your house, or how it makes your light bulb shine, or make your hair stand up. In fact the only time most people think about electricity is when the power goes out.« newer posts | older posts »