The Gigo Wind Turbine allows you to build 5 different models, one at a time. Children will learn of the applications of wind power building the windmill, the electric car, the plane, the helicopter and the truck!
- The Windmill blades are designes to emulate the real form.
- There are two assembly blade angles so chlildren can figure out which one is more efficient.
- Specially Designed 4X motor.
- Requires 1 AA battery or a rechargable battery – not included.
Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, consumes no water, and uses little land. The net effects on the environment are far less problematic than those of nonrenewable power sources.
Wind farms consist of many individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmission network. Onshore wind is an inexpensive source of electricity, competitive with or in many places cheaper than coal or gas plants. Offshore wind is steadier and stronger than on land, and offshore farms have less visual impact, but construction and maintenance costs are considerably higher. Small onshore wind farms can feed some energy into the grid or provide electricity to isolated off-grid locations.