why you should choose wind energy
why is it good?
Wind energy is a free renewable resource, No matter how much we use there will always be the same amount of energy for the future. Wind energy is also better for environment because it has zero green house gases. They are flexible so they have different heights, in fact the biggest wind turbines use rotors spanning more than 100 yards mounted on towers higher than 20-story buildings
Even though there are many good reasons there are some hazards that you may want to address. According to the current literature somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines. The blades may also cause disruption because they churn out noise.
facts most people don't now about windturbines
- Most of the components of wind turbines installed in the United States are manufactured here. There are more than 500 wind related manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, and the U.S. wind energy industry currently employs more than 73,000 people
- The technical resource potential of the winds above U.S. coastal waters is enough to provide more than 4,000 gigawatts of electricity, or approximately four times the generating capacity of the current U.S. electric power system. Although not all of these resources will be developed, this represents a major opportunity to provide power to highly populated coastal cities. See what the Energy Department is doing to develop offshore wind in the United States.
- The United States generates more wind energy than any other country except China, and wind has accounted for more than a third of all newly installed U.S. electricity generation capacity since 2007.
- The United States’ wind power capacity reached more than 65.8 gigawatts by the end of 2014.That’s enough electricity to power more than 17.5 million homes annually -- more than the total number of homes in –Alaska, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont COMBINED- and represents nearly a 25-fold increase in capacity since 2000.
- Wind energy is affordable. Wind prices for power contracts signed in 2014 and levelized wind prices (the price the utility pays to buy power from a wind farm) are as low as 2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour in some areas of the country. This is the lowest ever price recorded by the Energy Department’s annual Wind technologies market report.
- By 2050, the United States has the potential to avoid the emission of more than 12.3 gigatonnes of greenhouse gases and save 260 billion gallons of water by continuing to increase the amount of wind energy that powers our homes, schools and businesses. In 2015, the Energy Department released Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States,which quantifies the economic, social, and environmental benefits of a robust wind energy future through 2050http://energy.gov/articles/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-wind-power
Wind turbines are the best energy makers, despite there big and tall bodies having some near your house could power the whole neighborhood. They are one of the best energy producers because it is an Eco friendly energy maker that releases no green house gases into the atmosphere which will help stop global warming.
What is a wind turbine?
A wind turbine is a device that makes kinetic energy from the wind into electricity. The technical term for a wind turbine is an aerofoil-powered generator.