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Using Wind Energy As a Renewable Energy

 


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Using renewable energy sources becomes more and more important every day as the energy demand of the world gets bigger and the classical sources for energy (such as fossil fuels) get lesser and lesser every day. Another important contributing factor is the rising costs of energy all over the world. Hence the demand for environment friendly renewable energy sources grows exponentially every year. One of the most “environmentally friendly" and cheap renewable energy source is definitely wind energy as a renewable energy form.

The question of how to make wind power is a fairly easy one. The first principle in making wind power is definitely harnessing the power of the wind through wind mills. This is an ancient method as it has been used for thousands of years (since the time of the ancient Egyptians) to grind wheat and to power their boats etc. However, in the beginning of the 20th century, wind power and wind mills were used to generate electricity in the United States. Hence, the concept of using electricity from wind started early in the 20th century.

In order to build a windmill generator, the first rule of thumb is the fact that you need a place with lots of wind in order to make it worthwhile and efficient. If you look over the concept of wind power generation; you will see that wind is usually more stronger in mountain tops, near coastal desert areas and near hill tops that do not have a wind breaker. Then this wind energy is harnessed through a wind turbine. In essence, a wind turbine generates electricity by the mechanical motion of the mills caused by the wind. Hence, as long as the mills turn due to the wind, you will continue to generate electricity from your wind turbine.

It is possible to create wind farms by putting massive number of windmills on a geometric pattern to create more electricity. Although for homes putting a windmill may be more costly then a solar generator; in the end, the cost of producing electricity by wind power is much more lower than solar power and other types of renewable energy sources.

In order to learn more about generating your own power at home with wind power, you can visit http://www.generateyourelectricity.com for further details.

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