Wind energy is a popular, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable source of power. From energy independence to job growth and cost savings, wind provides many advantages as a source of power. If you are thinking of installing a turbine on your property or a large farm of turbines for commercial energy production, consider these universal benefits from wind power, as the experts at Kurz can explain.
When you switch to using turbines for your source of electricity from traditional forms of power, you will also realize significant cost savings. Wind produces some of the most cost-effective energy available. Utility-scale turbines sited on land are also one of the lowest-cost sources of electricity available among all other sources of power. This type of renewable power is also eligible for a tax credit that lowers the cost even more. At the end of the day, you’ll pay about 1-2 cents maximum for every kilowatt-hour. Since the electricity generated from turbines is sold at fixed rates over extended periods of time (about 20 years or more), and the fuel source is free, wind energy is a good option for alleviating the fluctuating cost of energy and uncertainty over electric prices that accompany other traditional sources of power.
Along with saving you money on electricity, wind energy is also a popular field for employment. The sector employs more than 100,000 workers, and a turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand jobs in the country. This renewable electricity field has the potential to create up to 600,000 jobs by 2050, including positions in installation, maintenance, manufacturing, and related services. In addition to creating employment opportunities, there is also strong opportunity for industry growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Each year, new turbine projects contribute about $10 billion to the domestic economy. Furthermore, the US has a skilled workforce and many domestic resources that allow it to be a competitor in the global economy.
Another reason to consider wind-based renewable electricity is that it is a clean source of power. Unlike coal, fossil fuels, natural gas, and other types of traditional electricity, there is no pollution associated with wind-based electricity. Traditional types of electricity can generate toxins and pollutants including nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and sulfur dioxide. Wind-based energy, on the other hand, does not produce any atmospheric emissions that produce harmful environmental problems such as greenhouse gases, smog, and acid rain. Wind-powered energy is also sustainable, as wind is a natural and renewable resource that can be harnessed in many locations to send power from your turbines to the grid.
Contact the experts at Kurz today for more information on the benefits of using wind-based energy for your home or commercial property.
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This post was written by Matt Passannante