Do wind turbines get less efficient as they get older like solar panels do?



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    Wind turbines function by turning mechanical energy into electrical energy. Therefore, as the mechanical components of the turbine begin to wear the conversion will become less efficient. However, proper maintenance and replacement of various components can reduce this loss in efficiency.

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    As Richard said, wind turbines can become less effcient as time goes on, which is true for most appliances and machines.  Wind turbines are actually easier for us to use because we use turbines to power electricity. We would have to find a way to convert the solar energy into the electric energy we are accustomed to. Work is being done to improve the wind and solar power so we can take advantage of our natural resources.

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