Going Green With Wind Turbines by firdausyopie


									Going Green With Wind Turbines
Wind Turbine Energy: A New and Green Alternative

When people think about finding green sources of energy, they often turn to solar power. While
it is true that solar energy is a clean alternative to using traditional fuels such as gas and
electricity, it is not the only green option available. Wind turbine energy is method of generating
energy that is not new in theory since there are many who know how to generate electricity
using wind. However, wind turbine energy is still a new form of powering an entire home.

Wind Turbines vs Solar Panels

Both solar panels and wind turbines generate power that can be used as an alternative to fossil
fuels. Since solar energy and power generated using wind turbines is clean and easily
renewable they can both be used by people who are looking for ways to reduce their carbon
foot prints by reducing the amount of fumes that are emitted into the atmosphere. It is believed
that if the planet turned away from traditional forms of power such as oil and coal the
greenhouse affected (the warming of the Earth's climate) could possibly be reduced.

The problem is, people who are interested in clean power do not know whether they should
choose solar power or wind turbines. When making your choice think about your climate. If your
home does not receive direct exposure to the sun on a regular basis, you might want to
consider wind turbines. Remember, the energy stored by solar panels is depleted as electrical
appliances are used, so if you are not able to constantly renew your solar energy wind turbines
are the best, green, alternative.

Saving Money With Wind Turbines

The cost of installing a home wind turbine might be enough to discourage many homeowners.
Since using wind turbines to fuel homes is still new, manufacturers and installation specialists
have not had enough time to develop cheaper ways to build and install wind turbines. Having a
wind turbine installed for private use can cost from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

The final cost is determined by the amount of energy you and your family will be using since this
will influence how much power your wind turbine will need to generate. However, it is important
to remember that after the wind turbine is installed you will have a limitless amount of energy at
your disposal. Once a wind turbine is working you will no longer have to worry about paying
monthly electricity bills which will save you thousands of dollars each year. In fact, your wind
turbine should be able to pay for itself after only a year or two.

Going green is a choice that will help you and the environment. By switching to turbine fueled
energy you and your family will be able to drastically decrease your monthly electricity costs.
Also, switching to wind generated energy will help the environment by reducing the amount of
carbon released into the atmosphere. You might also be able to further help the environment by
starting a conservation trend in your neighborhood.

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