The pictured wind turbine with a power output of 3 MW is located in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Although this region is not particularly windy, from late 2014 to early 2017 it had already delivered more electricity than planned and has proven to be profitable. Reviews have shown that the wind turbine has had no negative consequences on birds and bats during this period.
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The photo is suitable as an introduction to the topic of wind energy and the environment.
Inquiry task: The students can research what legal requirements exist for installing wind power plants. What are the pros and cons of the installation of such wind turbines?
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Geography; Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Energy supply; Environmental change; Renewable energy; Wind power plant
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