Thursday, June 27, 2013
Just breezing by
We live a simple life, the man and I. Little things make us both happy. He pulls thoughts right out of my head and they exit his mouth instead of mine. We laugh easily and have fun together. We were taking an evening drive and came upon a summer concert in Kirkwood, a suburb about ten miles from home, so we stopped and sat in the park next to the train station. Families were sprawled in lawn chairs on the plaza and at the open air patios of the several restaurants directly across the street. The band played Oldies and I was bebopping
We finally realized that this was a blade for a wind generator. The turbines were on other cars further back. It was a sight to behold this alternative energy source passing through town.
So how do wind turbines make electricity? Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. What the world needs now...