Wind Energy for Zambia
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Estimated 1.750 B.C. first Windmills were driven in the region of Babylon and people used wind for the sailing-boots for thousands of years. So the use of wind has a long tradition. Today Windmills produces electricity in many regions worldwide – at coasts, onshore and also offshore. The potential of wind energy has not yet been exhausted – and the global need for more electricity offer prospects for further expansion.
Beside solar-power wind energy is the most important future energy sources. Wind is everywhere. And the right turbine is available for every location.
Wind turbines use the wind’s kinetic energy, which is created through differences in atmospheric pressure near the Earth’s surface. Most of the wind turbines are exclusively used for the production of electricity which is fed into the grid. Modern wind turbines operate on the principle of lift rather than the principle of drag.
Wind energy will play a pivotal role in the energy mix of the future which is aimed at a near CO2 free electricity generation – that is the goal not only in Europe. Technological development in this field is highly advanced, and there is solid experience from using the technology.
- strengthening rural areas,
- reducing imports of raw materials,
- avoiding external costs,
- directly and indirectly creating jobs
Wind energy also benefits the national economy, by:
Wind energy has a leading position with regard to generating
electricity from renewable energies. However, there is still
considerable potential to be tapped – lets get started with