Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and General Motors Co (GM.N) have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.
America’s first offshore wind farm just helped to shut down a small diesel-fired electric power plant on Block Island, Rhode Island.
Block Island officials on Monday switched on a connection between the island and a cable linking the wind farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid.
Last year, while overall U.S. jobs grew at a sluggish 1.8 percent, jobs in America’s wind industry grew 16.5 percent — nine times faster. By the end of 2016, U.S. wind employment hit a record-high 102,500 jobs, reaching all 50 states. By 2020, U.S. wind jobs are expected to more than double, to a quarter million, including jobs in communities near wind farms and factories.
Image: Vestas Wind Technicians Chris Marsh, Will Osborn, both veterans, join Vestas Site Manager Brad Haupert (2nd to 4th on left), other wind workers to launch 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report.
As wind is renewable source of energy, so it can be used to unlimited extent for generating energy. With the application of quality wind turbine enough wind energy can be produced to collect as well as store for the non-windy days. Unlike oil and coal there will never be shortage of wind. This means that you can rely on this source of energy completely. Though there are a number of energy productions through wind but application of wind turbine turns out to be the most ideal option. You can enjoy light even when entire area is in dark.
* Cost effective
Besides cost of installation of wind turbines and setting up a wind farm at your home there isn’t any other additional cost associated with generation of wind energy through turbines. The maintenance cost of the equipment is also not very high. Installing a wind turbine in your home will offer you a number of financial benefits. The biggest benefit is reduction in electricity bills. If you are able to produce, more amount of energy than you can use possibly then you may even earn profits by selling profit from your wind turbine. You can recoup the installation cost of your wind turbine even more quickly, by selling the wind energy.
* Last for long term
After the installation of the wind turbine, you simply need to maintain every few years. The excess wind power that you’ll produce can be easily stored on the battery and can be used in future instead of selling. The best part is that it can be stored for 6 to 10 years. With wind energy, you need not to encounter troubles due to shortage of power or power cuts. These issues can be easily avoided by keeping the battery fully charged. In simple words it can be said that installing wind turbines for homes is worth the money price in every aspect. The nature will never run out of wind so as your power supply at your home. It is best in terms of maintenance, power supply and cost you bear every month for your electricity power supply.
Unlike other forms of production of energy, wind energy is pollution free relatively. There are no troubles involved with wind turbines or production of wind energy other than minor difficulties that arise during initial set up. According to the studies one 6kWh wind turbine installed at a private home in a windy place can produce 10000 kWh each year this is equal to 5.5 tonnes of CO2 approximately. So, let’s take the step ahead to save the nature and help to have a green environment.