If wind energy is such as great way to save money why aren’t more people, and companies, doing it? That is a question that gets asked a lot, and it’s a good one. In this article I’m going to point out some of the pros and cons of using the wind to generate electricity. Hopefully this information will make it easier for you to decide if it’s right for you.
In it’s simplest terms wind power is captured by a wind turbine which than turns that energy into electricity. That electricity can be used right away or saved to be used at a later date by being stored in batteries.
Many people and businesses are beginning to see the real advantage to this kind of energy: it’s free, readily available, doesn’t pollute, and renewable. If you look, you will see more small turbines popping up in your neighbors backyards and on the roofs of local businesses.
The initial expense to purchase a turbine might be out of reach for some, they can run from between $600- $12,000. But you can also build your own for just a couple hundred dollars.
You may even be eligible for a tax credit if you install one at your home. And don’t worry, they are quite small and there are styles that can be mounted right on your roof.
The downside of using the wind for electricity is that while the technology for converting the energy of the wind into electricity has improved dramatically it still has a long way to go to be truly efficient. It will also take more than one turbine to create all the electricity the average house will use in a day.
I hope that I’ve given you a little information to make up your mind as to whether or not using wind energy for your home or business is the right way for you to go. It’s certainly something you might want to look into a little more. Saving money and saving the planet are worth a little bit of research.