Wind Energy Basics

Video introduces wind energy research at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and provides an overview of the NREL Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Education

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A professionally-produced overview of wind energy and related research at the NREL National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.

Link for video includes a printable transcript of the video for students to follow.

Students could create a flow chart that illustrates how wind energy is converted into useable energy.

Suggested that teachers discuss local and regional wind patterns, why wind generators are located where they are.

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