Global warming and the need for alternative energy sources With the threat of global warming and climate change just around the corner, it
Global warming and the need for alternative energy sources
With the threat of global warming and climate change just around the corner, it has become more and more important for us to find a better, more reliable and cleaner source of energy. For quite some time, solar energy has been our go-to alternative source of energy. But having only one alternative source is not enough, that’s why experts have recently been tapping on wind power as an additional alternative energy source.
Wind energy is clean and renewable
Part of the reason why wind energy has been gaining popularity recently is because it is a clean renewable source of energy. It does not produce any harmful by-products that can pollute our environment. Additionally, wind is renewable and the risk of exhausting it as an energy source is very slim.
Cost implications and other disadvantages of using wind as an energy source
While wind is practically free and can be cost-effective in the long run if used as an energy source, initial set-up can be quite expensive. Wind turbines, the structure necessary to convert wind energy into electricity, costs a significant amount of money to build, since it requires advanced inverter technology to function properly.
And though wind energy does not produce harmful pollutants to the environment, operation emits a significantly loud noise which can be considered as noise pollution, especially if built nearby neighborhoods and towns. Additionally, it relies too much on wind power which is quite volatile and unpredictable.
Advantages of wind energy – why we need to take advantage of this new energy source
Initial set-up may be challenging and costly, but as soon as it starts operating, the costs are practically non-existent. And despite all the limitations wind energy has as an alternative energy source, it has great potential for growth and should be taken advantage of by business and individuals alike.