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Only A True Renewables Expert Can Get 6/6 Of These Wind Energy Facts Correct

See how many of these facts about wind energy you can get right!

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  1. When was the first electricity generating wind turbine installed?

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    1887
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    1917
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    1947
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    Incorrect
    1977
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    How long ago?

    Yes, the first known use of wind energy to generate electricity was 1887 in Scotland! Queen Victoria was reigning at the time

    How long ago?
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  2. Can you have wind turbines with a single blade?

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    Yes
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    No
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    Wrong!

    Yes you can!

    Although not as common and efficient as the three bladed ones we see, they do exist.

    Yes you can!
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  3. Throughout 2015, how many metric tonnes of carbon dioxide were avoided from being pumped into the atmosphere thanks to wind energy in USA?

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    132 thousand
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    1.32 million
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    13.2 million
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    132 million
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, that much!

    And remember, carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas!

    Yes, that much!
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  4. What is the closest to the measured diameter of a 8MW wind turbine?

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    8 Double Decker Buses (about 80m)
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    1234 Cadbury's Chocolate Fingers (about 99m)
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    550 Ipads (about 132 m)
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    2 Football Pitches (about 180m)
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    Wrong!

    It's around 164m in diameter!

    Nearly the length of two football pitches.

    It's around 164m in diameter!
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  5. How much installed wind power did China have at the beginning of 2016?

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    95 GW
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    145 GW
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    95 MW
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    145 MW
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    145 GW!!!!

    That's about the equivalent of running 360 MILLION TVs at the same time!

    145 GW!!!!
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  6. An early form of using wind energy was in the form of windmills. When were the earliest signs of using these?

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    20 million BC
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    2000 BC
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    260 BC
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    10 BC
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    Wrong!

    2000 BC!

    That's around the same time that Stonehenge is believed to have been built.

    2000 BC!
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