The economic and ecological impact of wind farms is controversial. Industrial wind turbines are enormous pieces of machinery and can be prohibitively expensive. The tower of this turbine, in Lowvillle, New York, reaches 80 meters (260 feet).

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wind energy Encyclopedic Entry

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Wind energy is produced by the movement of air (wind) and converted into electricity.

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Students read an article about a community wind project in Kenya, analyze the article’s structure, and develop and categorize a list of factors to be considered when planning the wind project.