WIND ENERGY: SUSTAINABLE AND BEAUTIFUL
USING WIND ENERGY TO BRING A BRIGHTER FUTURE
People have been tapping into the power of the wind for thousands of year with the invention of windmills and even sailboats. Without using the wind, there wouldn’t be a history of ocean explorers in our past. The Earth is heating because of the burning of fossil fuels and people are starting to look into other means of powering things. Wind is a form of energy that is caused by uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun. Wind energy doesn’t create toxic emissions like fossil fuels do and it is a clean power source. Like any clean power source, it has its advantages and can be truly beautiful as well as sustainable.
WIND FORMATION IS AU NATURALE
When you blow out your birthday candles, you are using your own wind that you’ve produced naturally in your body. The Earth has a way of creating wind as well. It is formed by large currents in the Earth’s atmosphere, powered by the sun’s heat energy. As long as the sun is shining, there will be wind available to harness. The surface of the Earth has water and land and when the sun shines, the air on the surface heats up fast. Heated air is lighter and rises. When night falls, the opposite happens. This series of movements create wind and harbors plenty of kinetic energy.
THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE IN WIND ENERGY
Since wind is something that occurs naturally and constantly occurs on a regular basis, it replenishes itself in a natural way. Wind won’t run out and scientists believe the sun will shine for 6-7 billion years. Wind energy is renewable and doesn’t emit greenhouse gases which pollute the air or water.
THE EVENTUALITY OF ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS
Wind energy takes some production to harness. You have to manufacture, transport and install wind turbines in the first place. However, once the turbines are in place, they create clean energy, which makes up for the reaction of the turbines originally.
LOW OPERATING COSTS TRANSLATE TO SAVINGS
Making wind power requires capital up front, but once the turbines are installed, the cost of running them is very low. They take routine maintenance to ensure that they operate seamlessly, but their durability ensures that they will be around for a long time. Those cost savings can be translated over to customers who use wind energy to get the power they need.
LANDSCAPE BEAUTY WITH WIND ENERGY
When you look out over a farmland, it might look flat and boring to you. But add some wind turbines into the mix and there’s an element of beauty. And even better, the land around the turbines is still very useful. Cattle can still graze right up to the base of the turbines. The land around the turbines can still be farmed as well. They don’t waste space and give so much to the clean energy race, including a little beauty to the overall landscape around them.