Wind and solar power

what are some biomes/areas where wind energy would be the most effective? biomes for solar energy?

Wind energy is most effective in areas that are large, flat, and receive lots of wind on a reliable basis. Solar energy works best in large, flat areas that receive a lot of sun, as you don’t want to place solar panels somewhere where trees or buildings will shadow them. I would say one of the best biomes for solar energy would be a desert, as long as they are being regularly cleaned (dust/sand buildup decreases efficiency).

are grasslands and prairies good locations for wind energy?

Yes, although they can sometimes mess with bird populations and their migration/nesting patterns in those areas.

Fiveable Logo

2550 north lake drive
suite 2
milwaukee, wi 53211

✉️ help@fiveable.me

learn

about for students for parents for teachers for schools & districts content team privacy contact

practice

🥇 2020 Fiveable Olympics study plans upcoming events trivia hypertyper resources cram passes

connect

community tiktok discord twitter instagram facebook careers

*ap® and advanced placement® are registered trademarks of the college board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

© fiveable 2020 | all rights reserved.