Growing Markets for Wind Energy

Historically, wind power has only been able to fill very small market niches. The windmills that pumped water on western ranches fulfilled a vital function, one that could not be filled any other way, but there has never been large-scale water pumping using wind energy. And windmills are very localized in that the power they produce is generally available only at the powered shaft. Windmills used for grinding grain only worked on site. There was no way to store the energy, and there was no way to transport it (unlike fossil fuels which are easy to transport).

As electrical energy became feasible through advancements in turbine and generator technology, however, the scope of the markets has expanded considerably. Now wind power is not only a viable option for individual use, but it is a real option for large-scale energy production.

MJEff The world's circulating wind currents are virtually inexhaustible, and wind is available nearly everywhere in the world. Of all the alternative energy sources available, wind promises the most potential to most parts of the world. It's the most accessible energy source, even more accessible than fossil fuels (which must be extracted, refined, and transported).

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