Wind Energy Facts

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Wind energy is a renewable energy source that is in constant supply in certain areas of the world. Setting up a wind energy system can require a great deal if initial capital to be invested. However the low cost of maintenance and the amount of money that will be saved in the long run will allow it to pay for itself easily in a short amount of time.

istock_000006656466smallWind turbines are becoming common place all over the world. They are assisting in reducing the cost of energy and also the hold that fossil fuels have on the world. Wind power electricity has accounted for over 20% of the electricity used in Denmark through business and residential wind turbines.

The US was the third largest consumer of wind power electricity in the world as of 2005 with Germany as number one. Wind energy systems provide over 1% of the energy needs throughout the world. If the US would fully utilize wind power technology in it windiest states, coal use could easily be eliminated. Properly using wind power technology would allow the carbon emissions put out by the US yearly to be cut by 1/3rd and cut down the total carbon dioxide in the world by 4% a year.

Wind power technology is a way to supplement the income of landowners. If they were to set just one wind turbine on their property they could make an additional $2000 or more per year. The development, building and maintenance of wind power generators could give thousands of US households income through jobs, especially in rural areas where work is already limited.

Offshore wind powers systems are believed to be at least seven times more efficient than on shore systems. If the wind power electricity they produce could be fed back into onshore power grids it could possibly provide all of the US’s energy needs. If just six large wind power generators are used for each square kilometer then only 13% of the worlds land would need to be utilized to provide 100% of its power from wind power electricity. This amount of land can be even lower if off shore wind energy systems are used as well.

Advanced development of wind power technology continues to be a driving force in lowering the cost of setting up a wind power system for wind energy companies through the development of vertical axis turbines instead of horizontal. This is allows wind power electricity to be utilized in areas it could not be before such as on skyscraper tops and residential high rise buildings.

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