Wind generators have become more and more popular as the clean energy revolution has taken off. But what are the benefits of wind generators? Here are just a few.
1. They Are a Clean Source of Energy
Wind generators rely on wind power to produce energy, which is then used to generate electricity. Wind generators are a clean source of energy, and do not produce greenhouse gases or other pollutants. Wind generators can be used to power homes, businesses, and even entire communities. Wind generators attached to battery storage are a reliable source of energy and can provide power even when the wind is not blowing.
By using wind power, you will be offsetting pollution that would have been generated by your utility company. Over its life, a small residential wind generator can offset approximately 1.2 tons of air pollutants and 200 tons of greenhouse gases.
2. Wind Generators Are Becoming More Efficient
Wind generators rely on modern technologies to draw energy from the wind to be used by homes and businesses. This technology keeps advancing, making wind generators more and more efficient. The efficiency of a wind generator is the amount of wind energy that is converted into electrical energy. In order to be effective, wind turbines need to be able to convert around 35-45% of the wind’s kinetic energy into electricity.
Wind generators are becoming increasingly more efficient as technology improves. They are also fairly quiet, with smaller wind generators quiet enough not to be found objectionable by most people.
3. Wind Energy Will Never Run out
Wind energy is one of the most promising forms of renewable energy, and wind generators are an important part of that technology. Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy which can be used to generate electricity.
The wind is a renewable resource that will never run out. This makes wind generators fairly reliable and useful for supplying power to residential areas and remote locations or during power outages. Additionally, wind farms can take advantage of wind variability to generate electricity around the clock.
In areas where the wind is plentiful, such as coastal regions or the high plains, a wind generator will be very effective at supplying energy.
4. They Can Be Installed on Almost Every Home
Wind generators come in many different sizes and can be installed on nearly any type of home. The wind speeds in your area will determine the size of the wind generator you need. You also have the option to purchase a wind generator that produces more power than you require and use a wind energy storage system to bank the extra power for when you need it. If you live in an area with high wind speeds, a small wind generator may be all that is necessary to supply your home with power.
A wind generator can be easily retrofitted to fit just about any type of home without having to change the wiring or any appliances. The wind generator will likely have its own energy meter attached which will allow you to monitor the extra energy it produces.
Also, wind generators are fairly low maintenance, efficient machines that can generate electricity with little input from the user. This is because they have very few moving parts and do not require replacement or maintenance very often. They run entirely automatically and have a long life span (10-25 years).
Wind generators come in many different sizes and can be installed on nearly any type of home. The wind speeds in your area will determine the size of the wind generator you need. You also have the option to purchase a wind generator that produces more power than you require and use a wind energy storage system to bank the extra power for when you need it. Another important benefit is a wind generator can look attractive and even increase the value of a home.
5. They Eventually Recoup Their Cost
While wind generators are expensive upfront, they perform well as investments because they recoup their cost over time and use. In addition, wind generators can be used to generate electricity for both on-grid and off-grid applications. Most wind generators have a lifespan of 20-25 years, which means that they can generate electricity for as long as the person lives in their home.
Overall a wind generator can reduce the home’s energy bill after the initial investment is paid back. This can be in the range of 40-80% lower electric bill each month. This means that after 5-6 years of use, a wind generator can provide virtually free energy to the home.
When considering which type of energy generator system to install in your home or business, take a look at wind power, as it can provide both clean energy and require low maintenance.