Wind Energy Causes: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Wind Farms

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A wind energy converter is another term used for the device which converts the kinetic energy in wind to mechanical energy and in turn to electrical energy i.e. a wind turbine. Wind turbines harness the power of the wind and use it to generate electricity. Simply quantified, a wind turbine works the contradictory of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. Wind is a worthy way to get energy. The wind almost never stops, especially here in Ireland. It is also fresh. This type of energy is called ‘green’ or ‘renewable’. Renewable means it will never run out. Extreme heat of earth due to burning of fossil fuels has required people across the globe to engender power through wind.…show more content…
In areas where large amount of wind is needed or winds strength is too low to support wind turbine, solar or geothermal energy could prove to be great alternatives. This is one of the reasons that most of the companies determine wind turbine layout, power curve, thrust curve, long term wind speed before organizing wind turbines.
Noise Disturbance: Though wind energy is non-polluting, the turbines may create a lot of noise. This is the solitary reason that wind farms are not built near residential areas. People who live near-by often complaint of huge noise that comes from wind turbines.
Danger to Wildlife: Due to extreme construction of wind turbines on remote location, it could be a threat to wild life nearby. Few studies have been done by wind turbines to determine the effect of wind turbines on birds and animals and the evidence is clear that animals see wind turbines as a threat to their life; most notably on birds and bats, has been widely document and studied and found evidence of bird and bat deaths from collisions with wind turbines and due to changes in air pressure caused by the spinning turbines, as well as from habitat disruption. Also, wind turbines require them to be dig deep into the earth which could have negative effect on the underground

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