Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the advantages of wind energy?

Companies that embrace wind energy can boost their image positively by helping the government to cut national carbon dioxide emissions. What is more, owners of wind turbines who send surplus energy to the local grid earn cash back, which helps them recoup the cost of the equipment. The initial cost of a wind turbine can also be written off against tax, in some Countries in its first year of operation.

Wind energy is clean, quiet and everlasting. It can reduce, and in many cases, replace our dependency on fossil and nuclear fuels. Adopting wind energy can significantly reduce traditional fuel bills and help cut down on harmful CO2 levels in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change.

What is wind energy?

Wind energy is the latent energy stored in the force of the wind. Rotor blades on a wind turbine can harness this energy and turn it into useful electricity. Up to a limit, the stronger the wind coming into contact with the blades of a turbine, the faster the blades can turn and the more electricity can be produced.

How is wind energy used?

Wind energy can be used direct to power your own home and business. Any surplus energy not directly consumed by the owner can be exported to the local grid.

The level of Feed in Tariff (money paid for electricity exported to grid) may vary from one jurisdiction to another so it is vital to establish the relevant FIT in your area.

How do wind turbines generate electricity?

The rotor blades turn due to wind pressure on them. Through a transmission system the rotating blades are connected to generator which produces the electrical current.

What should I look for in a supplier?

A proven track record is the best safeguard. Many new manufacturers with just a few years experience can be ……..”optimistic” in their promises!

 

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