Wind Energy


Wind Energy is overall a good option for renewable sources, they only have a few minor drawbacks to using them and they'll make energy as long as the turbines are turning.Wind Turbines are commonly thought of as industrial. But you can get smaller windmills that generate electricity that can go on your roof. Though you can propose to your town or neighborhood to get a big turbine to generate electricity and save for your town and neighbors.



Benefits of Wind Energy

According to windeis.anl.gov, “Wind energy is a free, renewable resource, so no matter how much is used today, there will still be the same supply in the future. Wind energy is also a source of clean, non-polluting, electricity. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 1990, California's wind power plants offset the emission of more than 2.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide and 15 million pounds of other pollutants that would have otherwise been produced. It would take a forest of 90 million to 175 million trees to provide the same air quality.”


Cons of Wind Energy

Despite all the benefits of Wind Energy, there are quite a few negatives. One of which being a threat to wildlife, like birds and bats, though many charts online say otherwise. Another danger of wind energy is when big storms occur. Often storms can switch up wind patterns and the windmill could be at its limit on one directs but as it follows the wind current that quick switch can explode the motor. Which in the end would have the whole structure in pieces. If it was near a house, it could collapse and kill those in, or create a fire.














Wind Energy For Homes

For your home, neighborhood, yu could decide on whatever size turbine you'd like. The largest turbine available can power 600 homes, while a small turbine fir your yard can power a small business which would be the same amount of energy as a singular house. Wind energy along with solar are few of the most common energies when it comes to green electricity. They are also often combined together to save more for our home and lower ones carbon footprint.