At Mozart’s Spring, we’d like to introduce the famous musician Mozart. When he was young, his sensitive ears could identify every single pitch. There’s a small secret! He doesn’t like wind instruments, especially the trumpet! He produced many pieces that we’re all familiar with, including: the opera “The Magic Flute”, “The Marriage of Figaro”, and more.
Advantages of Wind Power:
- Immensely powerful, plentiful, inexhaustible.
- Cyclic nature, reusable.
- Widely available, convenient to use.
- Does not pollute the environment or damage habitats.
- Obtainable at any location without the need for long distance transportation.
Disadvantages of Wind Power：
- The instability of winds leads to unstable power supply quality.
- Greatly affected by terrain and greatly different by location.
- Reduces land value.
- Wind power produces limited electricity.
- Noise pollution during operation.
- Affects the habitat of birds.
Holland is known as the “Country of Windmills”. Back in 1229, the Dutch invented the world’s first windmill that provided power to mankind. The windmill is a pride and symbol of the Dutch and hail the windmill as a “hero” to the success of their development. They have made the windmill a “national trademark” and every second Saturday of May is National Mill Day!
Holland is mostly flat with heavy winds, so the smart Dutch used the natural conditions of their country to wall off the sea, create fields, and use windmills to pump the accumulated dam water to convert the seas into fields. The windmills draw and pump water ceaselessly to ensure that 2/3 of Holland’s landmass is free from the threat of flooding. In Holland, windmills are also used to mill, extract oils, roll felt, and produce paper.
The Wind is Here: Movement of the air is wind. When you see branches shake, leaves flutter, smell the aroma of flowers, or hear the sound of whooshing, we know that the wind is here.
◎”You must know”…..
- Typhoon Bilis in 2000 carried Taiwan’s strongest winds in the nation’s meteorological history, resulting in power outages to 1 million homes throughout Taiwan. Damages were most severe in Taitung, Hualien, and Taichung. At the time, the army’s new recruit camp in Taitung measured winds of 78.4 km/second, or super winds above level 17.
- The standard for typhoon holidays, according to weather reports define that the radius of the typhoon must carry winds from level 7 to 10 and pass over affected areas within 4 hours.