Benefits of Wind Electricity
Wind electricity – electricity produced by the wind.
Wind electricity can make a huge contribution to our energy needs. Aside from the benefits found at home, wind electricity can also produce more jobs. It could be a great economic benefit. It would allow jobs where coal, gas and oil aren’t available. Wind electricity reduces the dependency of foreign sources of energy. Wind electricity helps reduce global warming, unlike burning fossil fuels. Even though solar poweris a traditional alternative for electricity, wind electricity is becoming more popular.

Wind electricity can be produced by small wind systems if there is enough wind produced where you live. You will have to make sure you have enough space for the system, as well as making sure that tall towers are allowed in your area. You will also have to assess your need for electricity to make sure that the wind electricity will give you what you need.

Most people will invest in a small wind system because they are cost effective. If there is ever a power outage, a small wind system will keep you from being affected. Not only do they reduce your electricity bill, they are also great for the environment because they are non-polluting. The main complaint is the noise production and the danger to wildlife.

The kind of small wind system you needs depends on your needs. Small turbines can range from 20 watts to 100kW. Micro turbines can range from 20 watts to 50 watts. These can be used for things such as charging batteries for recreational vehicles and sailboats.

Before you make an investment in wind electricity, make sure your home is more efficient to start with.Energy efficiency is less than energy production. You can’t expect the system alone to make drastic changes if there is a lot of energy already being used. Cutting back on some of the things that use a lot of energy can help you get the most from wind electricity.

References

http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/small_wind/small_wind_guide.pdf

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=wind_home-basics-k.cfm