This renewable energy source is best used along with solar power. In stormy weather, for example, the sun may not be shining through the cloud layers, but the wind will probably be blowing, and vice-versa on sunny days. This can help balance out the renewable energy sources which are available, and result in more power production.
Just like solar energy, wind power is a natural resource that can be tapped into to provide an alternative source of energy to households and business establishments.
The concept behind the use of wind turbines is not something new. In fact, the technology behind the tapping in wind power as a source of energy has long been used over the centuries. A perfect example of this use are the infamous windmills in Holland that have been used to power the flour mills throughout the country.
Advantages of Wind Energy.
1) Clean. No pollution. 2) $$$. Saves Money. 3) $$$. Tax Breaks. 4) Consistent and reliable source of power.
Disadvantages of Wind Energy.
1) Upfront cost (unless you decide to do the work yourself. 2) Susceptible to damage from high winds, hail, lightning. 3) Noise. Whirring noise from spinning blades may be bothersome.
The obvious advantage to a wind turbine in kit form is the cost savings. When you compare either of these options to a conventional commercially installed system you will immediately realize several thousand dollars in savings which means you will recoup your costs in a matter of a few months, compared to many years.Choosing the Right Location for a Wind Turbine
If you go with a DIY wind turbine installation, you will of course be assembling and installing the project yourself. Therefore, the do-it-yourself method requires you to trade time for money, which many people today are more than willing to do.View Wind Turbine Kits & Accessories