Other things to know about wind farms

Wind energy has a lot to recommend it: It's renewable, and the supply is virtually infinite. And wind farms offer several advantages as well:

✓ Turbines are maintenance free for long lifetimes. Very little labor is required to maintain a large-scale wind farm.

✓ Wind energy is distributed, in that it can be created all over instead of in a centralized location. The economics don't suffer when turbines are built far apart (aside from the wiring runs). It also increases the diversity of a nation's energy supply.

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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