Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wind power cars

Wind as a renewable alternative energy source possesses kinetic energy which can be harnessed in many ways to convert it to usable forms of energy. Wind power is the useful form of energy so obtained that can be used for various purposes. The main uses of wind power are generation of electricity, grinding of grains and powering saw mills. With the advancement in technologies in recent times, wind renewable power has been used for more sophisticated purposes. It has been used to power vehicles. Automobiles like cars, airplanes, trains etc. can now run on wind power smoothly and efficiently.

The cars that run on wind renewable power use a solar power battery for starting up initially. The battery then switches over to running on circulating air. Four air intakes are incorporated in the car’s body that runs on wind renewable power. The purpose of the air intakes is to control the air flow from the car’s body to the wind turbines. In a wind renewable power car, the turbine is concealed within the body of the car and is connected to an alternator. The air rotates the turbine which generates an electric current which is passed onto the alternator and converted to power that runs the car. The material used in manufacturing the car is lightweight aluminum and strong steel. The car runs at great speeds but is expensive.

There are several advantages of using a wind renewable power car. The car does not require any burning of fuels and therefore causes no pollution. It is also easy and convenient to handle.

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