We all know about global warming and about how using fossil fuels, which are non-renewable energy sources, unlike the sun and wind, emits harmful gases such as Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Methane, Sulfur Dioxide and many more into our very polluted planet. We all heard about how if we don't use buses or trains or even bike, EVEN walk to work (which is great excercise, by the way) we will soon be left with a very sad planet Earth and not be able to use cars anymore because of the deficit of oil needed for gasolene. We have all heard that and MANY more. So why don't we act upon it? Why don't we use different sources of energy? We have other sources of energy, such as wind energy and solar energy. I feel that we need to be informed on the other ways we can use renewable energy sources, such as the wind, so that we can use it and help mother Earth.
So, now that I told you that we can use wind energy to help mother Earth, you're probably thinking... well.. what is wind energy? Well, I'll tell you what it is. It is when we take wind turbines and use them as stand-alone applications, or place them so that they can be connected to a utility power grid or even combined with a photovoltaic (solar cell) system. For utility-scale (megawatt-sized) sources of wind energy, a large number of wind turbines are usually built close together to form a wind plant.
OK, so now that you know what wind energy is, you're thinking, how do you get wind energy? Well, several electricity providers today use wind plants to supply power to their customers. Stand-alone wind turbines are typically used for water pumping or communications. However, homeowners, farmers, and ranchers in windy areas can also use wind turbines as a way to cut their electric bills.
There are many things that come out of using energy that comes from a renewable source such as wind, but there are a lot of good things that come from using wind energy. First, you're helping mother Earth by not emitting as much Carbon Dioxide and all those chemicals into her air. Second, you'll have energy for a lot longer and never run out of it because, again, wind is a renewable energy source. Third, you don't have to pay as much for electricity for using wind turbines, so that saves you money.
On the other hand, there are some set backs with this type of energy. First, you do have to install it, so unfortunately it costs money to install the wind turbines. Second, it's not windy every day, so you won't always have wind to power up your wind turbines ]: Third, if you're not careful, you can hurt your hands and since wind turbines have blades, you can cut them. (ouch!)
This type of energy is most commonly used in the MidWestern part of the United States and is most commonly used by farners.
That's wind energy for you! ;]
And please, take care of mother Earth, because she takes care of you! :]
SOURCES > > > windenergyamerica.com, awea.org, buildaroo.com,gotopowered.com. This is their information as well as mine, so they definitely deserve a lot of credit. Thanks! :]