By Zakk Smith
Why Wind Energy?
Wind Energy is clean, economical, renewable, good for rural economies, fast to install, and it is growing rapidly in the U.S. and worldwide.(©2010, Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC) It has had a useful past and will have a bright future due to new more efficiant ways of generating electricity usuing wind turbines.
Progression Of Wind Energy Over Time
Early Dutch Windmill
Used to pump water over the dikes so that farmland is farmable and not flooded by sea water.
Used to pump water on the farm
Modern Commercial Wind Turbines
Used to generate mass ammounts of electricity.
What Are Some Advantages Of Wind Energy?
Wind energy is a green energy source. The potential of wind power is absolutely incredible. Wind energy is a renewable source of energy. Wind energy is space-efficient. Prices have decreased over 80% since 1980. Wind turbines have low operational costs. (http://energyinformative.org/wind-energy-pros-and-cons/)