How fast do energy windmills spin?

Answer Windmills come in different sizes. The smaller the windmill, the faster it spins. Ideally, a windmill should spin at a rate of five times faster than the wind speed, so if the wind is traveling at... Read More »

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How many gigawatts of energy do windmills produce?

The cumulative energy output of the world's windmills is an estimated 59.1 gigawatts, according to the Global Wind Energy Council in 2005. Each size and design has different outputs in different lo... Read More »

When was the idea of using windmills for energy developed?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, both the Chinese and the Persians claim the earliest known windmill design around 200 B.C., but only by verbal account. The first known documentation of ... Read More »

Are windmills the only source of wind energy?

Yes, windmills or wind machines represent the only source of wind energy. Two types of wind machines exist: horizontal-axis wind machines, which look like traditional windmills, and vertical-axis w... Read More »

Windmills As Energy Sources in the United States?

Wind energy is a growing alternative resource in the United States. In areas where the weather is fitting and the geography makes it possible, windmills are sprouting up that convert the wind in th... Read More »