As a member of Canada's Energy BOT Squad here's what you need to know.
Hey. Iím super renewable. Iím the third largest source of renewable electricity after hydro. And sure, I might not pack HydroBOTís punch, but you only have to look at the Wolfe Island Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in Canada, to see that Iím starting to get powerful.
I may look like an overgrown fan thatís more likely to give you a cooling breeze, but an electric heater powered by wind will still keep you warm. Once wind power is converted to electricity.
I donít produce a lot of the countryís energy ó less than a per cent, in fact ó but Iím an ambitious just the same, growing by more than half every year. And microgeneration means you might see me sprouting in neighborhoods near you soon.
Assuming the wind keeps blowing, thereís as much wind power as there is space to erect wind turbines. And with almost 10 million square kilometres of Canadian land mass, there should still be plenty of space for WindBOT.
There are wind farms across the country, in every province and the Yukon. And thereís no single size for them ó small wind generators can be installed on residences and businesses, and the countryís largest wind farm is in Wolfe Island, Ontario.
How does it work?
Like HydroBOT, I generate electricity without emissions. And while HydroBOTís storage dams require a lot of space, Iím more concerned with looking up, which means I need less space.
Iím in fine company around the world, where countries like Denmark, Ireland and Spain are using wind to produce more than 10 per cent of their electricity generation. How European. Ooh la la.
Next: Your next target will be SolarBOT. Hereís what we already know: heís walking on sunshine. Two point five million panelsí worth, in fact.