Wind energy comes from wind turbines which captures wind power and converting it to electricity.
But is there anything bad with wind energy? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of wind energy.
Pros and Cons of Wind Energy
- Safe and Clean Energy Source
- Renewable and Sustainable
- Cost and Space Effective
- Extra Savings for Land Owners
- Huge Potential
- Reliance on Wind
- Danger to Wildlife
- Noise and Visual Pollution
- People’s Safety
- Only Some Location
Now to understand more in the pros and cons of Wind energy, we will need to go in detail in these things.
Advantage 1 – Safe a Clean Energy Source
Unlike fossil fuels, nuclear power, and coal wind power doesn’t pollute the environment as they do. Wind power generates electricity while not releasing any harmful pollutants or greenhouse gases as byproducts, and doesn’t create any harmful chemical. Wind power also lessens our reliance on fossil fuels from outside nations as well, which economically offers a variety of other benefits as well.
Advantage 2 – Renewable and Sustainable
The wind that is blowing every day is free, you don’t need to pay a penny to get the wind, in fact, you can’t pay god to send you to wind either, its free and it’s here. It still depends though whether the wind is strong or weak. Wind strength is different each place you are in, you might also get no wind at all. Winds are caused by rotation of the earth and the sun heating up the atmosphere and the earth’s surface irregularities. We can make use of wind energy and use it to power the homes of this planet, as long as the sun is still shining and the wind is still blowing, this could be the best energy.
Advantage 3 – Cost and Space Effective
Wind turbines might be expensive but what it is to offer is energy, unless there is a storm that destroys it, you will probably earn enough profits to cover the cost of the wind turbines. Since if you are producing so much energy, you won’t need to pay the electricity plus If you are producing more than you need, you could sell it to the other people in your area. The space it uses isn’t that much too since it uses more of the space in the air which…..isn’t really a problem right?
Advantage 4 – Extra Savings for Land Owners
If you own a land and trying to sell it, maybe you might want to see whether the wind is great for wind turbines to be spinning you some money. If you own a farmland you might want to use some of that space to place a wind turbine and let it earn you some money along with the other things you do. You’ll have to invest some money into this though and it’s not cheap, but it’s getting cheaper and cheaper. Until, the day you are happy to buy one with that price, start saving up now. Keep in mind that you’ll have to be sure about the wind you are staying though, it could be a complete waste of money if you put it somewhere where the wind is shit.
Advantage 5 – Huge Potential
Wind energy has grown so much in the last decade. According to the U.S. Department of energy, wind power had increased the power capacity by 30% every year. Wind energy accounts for about 2.5% of total worldwide electricity production. Wind. Which means that business can take this as an advantage for their own use to produce power for themselves to sell it or utility to reap some profits.
Wind energy can be very good but also there are still problems that come with this amazing energy production, so let’s look into more details of the pros and cons of Wind Energy
Disadvantage 1 – Rely on Wind
Wind doesn’t always blow, this means that the energy production of a day might not be consistent. The turbines usually function at 30% capacity or so. If the weather isn’t going to support you, you will need to depend on the other electric companies, and if you are a wind power electric company yourself and you don’t have any other alternates like a solar panel, you’ll be losing money because you need so much electric to supply your customer yourself.
Disadvantage 2 – Danger to Wildlife
When the turbine spin it might not be spinning that fast but the edge could be sharp which could be unsafe to natural life. An especially flying creature that is in the area, there isn’t really a way to prevent this from happening but you’ll want to be aware of the possible consequences that may come from it, maybe God will be angry and stop giving you wind!
Disadvantage 3 – Noise and Visual Pollution
If you actually put a wind turbine next to your home, your neighbourhood might think it is so ugly. For me, I don’t really care what people think about my house but people might actually be annoyed of the sound that the turbines create, which could be you into an argument with your neighbours, maybe you’ll end up giving them free electric, Haha!
Disadvantage 4 – People’s Safety
If it’s near your house, and there is a disaster going on or a thunderstorm or a tornado which could break the turbine, the turbine could actually heart someone somehow, maybe it will be spinning in the tornado and mass kill the population of your town.
Disadvantage 5 – Only Some Location
Someplace doesn’t have enough wind which will lead you to lose profit, some location is also dense which you won’t be able to have enough space to actually set up turbines. Some place which has a lot of tall building could also block the wind from coming to you. You should consider where you put the turbine, it might not help you at all and will be a complete waste of money.
Fossil fuels and other types of energy production are destroying our planet in some way, fossil fuel will also be gone since its limited. We need to change and get as much as possible from the unlimited natural resources like the sun, wind, waves. If we put all of this together we can create a world with unlimited electricity for everyone without hurting our planet. We should focus on getting rid of the cons and make the world a better place.