Wind has a definite advantage over many other types of energy – abundance. Renewable, unlike fossil fuels, they will guarantee our future generations that their source of power will never be threatened, become sparse or disappear.
The era of gas shortages and the volatile fossil fuel prices will not soon be forgotten but with wind power, we have the option of not repeating this crisis. There will always be competition in the marketplace but there won’t be any more shaky economies driving the prices of heating fuel higher or dramatically changing in price as OPEC decides not to release extra barrels of oil. We have lived in fear for too long and it’s time to take control.
Competition against the fossil fuel generation is already taking place and many wind energy bids are being won, able to prove that increased fuel costs just are not in their future equation. Once the initial equipment is in place, the costs remain steady. What a great feeling.
Breathing easier while taking care of the environment is what wind power is aiming for. Without spending too much, this operation will reduce pollution and air contamination brought by mercury and other pollutants from the power plants. Health-related problems like asthma and respiratory illnesses are expected to go lower too as the air becomes clean again through the use of the wind power.
The applied power of wind energy has been beneficial to different sectors in the society. It provides energy for homes, businesses and farms and it also provides energy to such areas where power is inaccessible. This wind energy is now being used to pump water and to power telecommunication sites in remote areas. There will come a time that every area of the world will be able to use this power.
Those conventional plants operated by the use of fossil and nuclear fuels needed more water to cool down the plants. But with the wind turbine, water will never run out but will be used by people for their needs and purposes.
Rural areas are beginning to see the benefits of wind energy as an additional crop by being able to sell the energy from turbines to urban areas by regional utility grids. Some turbines pay as much as $4000 per turbine for a year to sit and rotate on farmland. The nice part is that rotating turbines do not interfere with crops that still need to be grown or animals that need to be grazed.
Wind power becomes operational not only because of its ability to provide energy at affordable prices and at a cleaner environment. People also made it possible by supporting the purposes of the wind turbines. This is probably because people no longer want to pay high costs of fuels from other operations. With the wind energy that is generating the needed renewable fuels, people who are living simple life, less on expenses, and maintaining the cleanliness of the air, water, and the environment, no wonder they would not want anything more.