The fast depletion of natural and non-renewable sources has led mankind to search for different highly effective and by no means ending sources of energy to meet its wants and demands. Wind power or wind vitality is a type of energy sources that is used for producing electrical energy and serving to us as much as a big extent to deal with our increasing needs and demands of electricity. Global warming could be due our energy craving lifestyle, so we should look into more environmentally friendly energy sources.
Main advantages of wind power:
Wind energy is friendly to the surrounding environment, as no fossil fuels are burnt to generate electricity from wind energy. Wind generates electricity, but does not release any harmful pollutants or gases as by products. This therefore makes it a safer and cleaner source of energy.
Wind turbines take up less space than the average power station. Windmills only have to occupy a few square meters for the base, this allows the land around the turbine to be used for many purposes, for example agriculture.
Newer technologies are making the extraction of wind energy much more efficient. The wind is free, and we are able to cash in on this free source of energy. Wind energy is also one of the cheapest forms of energy available today and therefore it can be used by everyone, including poor farmers from rural areas.
Wind turbines are a great resource to generate energy in remote locations, such as mountain communities and remote countryside. Wind turbines can be a range of different sizes in order to support varying population levels.
Another advantage of wind energy is that when combined with solar electricity, this energy source is great for developed and developing countries to provide a steady, reliable supply of electricity.
With the use of larger electric grids, higher amount of electricity can be generated, which thus makes electricity accessible to a larger number of households in the vicinity.
Farmers can not only use the electricity for themselves, but can also earn income out of it, by providing electricity to several homes.
Wind energy does not involve the use of any fossi fuels or non-renewable sources of energy like natural gas, coal or oil. This proves that it is an efficient renewable energy.
Wind is a never ending resource, therefore power cuts and power failures are almost non-existent in areas that rely upon wind power to generate electricity.
Wind energy will forever remain a ‘near to perfect’ source of energy for us, yet due to its disadvantages, the conquest of finding out a perfect alternative continues. So let us hope for its emergence in the near future and handover a better planet to our future generations.
Energy 101: Wind Turbines