Posted on May 12, 2010 | Comments 0
In today’s world, we cannot escape the fact that the price for much needed utilities used in everyday life is slowly rising.
The fact of the matter is we have no choice but to heed to the price hikes because without them, life will move a step down and it would become harder for us to get by.
Sustainable living concepts have been sought by millions of people worldwide. Sustainable energy, such as the use of wind generators, has become very popular with the masses and is slowly making its way into everyday life.
The utilization of wind generators are very flexible in such a way that it can power small communities, large communities, and even farm lands, although a lot are still availing of traditional energy generated from used up power plants.
Wind generators are regarded as one of the most efficient, cost-effective, and environmental friendly alternatives because it generates its power from natural wind, which in turn, puts its turbines in motion to keep the flow of electricity moving through electromagnetic induction.
If you are starting to be aware of the dangers industrialization contributes to our environment, then perhaps it would be advisable to look into sustainable sources of energy.
Think about these examples to give you a better understanding of why wind generators should be used even more:
1. Free source of energy
The fact that wind generators harness the power of the wind means it gets its energy source through natural means. Wind cannot be controlled by any corporation or enterprise, therefore rendering its energy free for everyone to use.
2. Environment friendly
Since wind generators only generate power when wind turns its turbines you can see that it is moved naturally without the use of gasoline and machines that emit pollutants that can cause environmental hazards such as greenhouse effect.
3. Source of renewable energy
Wind generators do not use up fossil fuels, a natural resource, that are slowly being depleted with the demand for its use by everyday living.
The natural cycle of our planet generates wind that does not deplete, therefore, possess no threat of exploiting too much of our natural resources.
4. Location friendly
Wind generators can be built on almost all kinds of terrain. It generates power wherever it is set up, and can supply that needed power for as long as it is needed.
It is not an electricity hub that needs to be connected to a main power source with the use of lines and cables; it is the main source of energy itself.
Disadvantages of wind generators
- Wind generators do not come cheap. Since its concept and acceptance is not as established as traditional power sources, the parts that are used to build it do not come at a cheap price.
- You cannot expect wind to be present all the time. Depending on the location the wind generators are built on, it may be possible that you might not get wind as often as you would expect to. Regardless of what they are, it may still be an ideal option as compared to the threats other traditional sources of energy impose on our environment.
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