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The Wind - the cleanest, renewable Energy Source

Typical windmill in the Netherlands uses a clean renewable energy source

Since many centuries people already use the wind power to create energy for example to run mills or to deliver water out of wells. When we see modern wind wheels with giants rotors, the original look of traditional Dutch or Spanish windmills has changed, but the basic principle of creating energies by using the power of winds has still remained unchanged and it it possible for technically skilled people to find out how to build your own windmill. As a limited power source there are compact wind turbines, that can be easily installed on the roof, where they will operate 100% eco-friendly and reduce the monthly energy costs.

The most remarkable and shining examples of today's technology of wind turbines are of course those typical windmills that have given formative influence to the wide, green countryside in the Netherlands. Just as private workers have known to used individual wind power to run their mills and working machines, the same way today's farmers use wind energy from own wind wheels to have their own independent power supply. While compact wind turbines don't take up to much farmland, they generate the energy for the farm's power supply - and in countries with subsidies - may even make an economic and financial profit. Wind power is profitable renewable energy.

Individual power technology with an own compact wind wheel

Individual power technology with an own wind wheel on private land has increased, especially in Germany and the UK, where governments financially subsides the construction of wind turbines and the use of renewable wind energy. Since the renewable energies law in 2000, that provides annual subsidies to all users of alternative energies, the increase of private power production has changed the German countryside. The installation of huge wind-wheel towers with gondola and rotors has become a profitable energy source for individuals after just a few years. Produced wind energy covers the own power demands and overproduction is fed in to the public grid.

Wind-energy technologies for large-scale energy supply

While wind power projects led to positive results with private investors, they also have become a profitable source for small communities. The installation of numerous wind turbines on wide areas creates enough wind energy to cover the demands of small villages. Several big energy corporations already start to plan on much bigger scale. Disadvantages of wind power and advantages are still part of an ongoing discussion.

Many improvements had been made and there are always new ideas based on long-time experiences to make wind power more efficient and profitable. The principle how do wind wheels work is use to generate electricity directly, although recent experiments also found new ways the create electricity via wind power. Advantages of compact wind turbines are numerous, as long as wind is blowing constantly. And even the combination of solar power and wind energy can be a good advice in areas with breeze and sufficient sunshine.

Compact Wind Turbines for at home - Wind Parks bring green technologies and clean energy country-wide

Large wind power plants are planned, that are capable to generate as much green wind power capacities for the big energy corporations as they could get from conventional fossil power plants. In the future the size of wind-parks will increase as well as the dimensions of the rotors what will increase the amount of produced clean wind power kilowatt, too.
Today the share of wind energies still remains far below 10% compared to all power sources. This may change in a longer timetable, when wind wheels and green technologies create clean energy country-wide.

Offshore wind-parks near the coast are most efficient in collecting wind power

To avoid that most beautiful countryside will be covered with wind turbines, future wind-parks will be constructed on sea, where wind power can produce even higher capacities. Near Copenhagen such an "offshore wind-park" is already working successfully. Rough sea climate, problems with fast corrosion and difficulties with solid foundations had caused setbacks to energy corporations of offshore power plants, but compare to the huge step forward in gaining clean energy sources, these problems will be able to be handled in the future and offshore wind parks near the coast or even more far out on the sea will create green wind power.

Generated wind power from compressed air

A company in the US is experimenting in completely different directions by using the rotation to compress air in the wind turbine. The compressed air is temporarily stored in huge caves and operates a generator in a second work cycle to generate electricity. The huge advantage of this technology is: The generation of electrical power is separated from actual wind conditions and can generate electricity independently of there is no wind or lots of it. During the storage process no energy gets lost, what makes generated wind power from compressed air even more profitable.

Constructing a wind wheel to generate individual wind energy

  • first condition of course: you should choose a very wind intensive area on your land
  • you have to check for natural conservation guidelines for your area
  • calculate the economical profitability
  • check out: subsidies, renewable energy certificates and government quotas
  • get all permissions for planning, building and operating a wind power plant
  • after a solid foundation is in place, the wind turbine tower can be constructed
  • the machinery for wind energy (gondola) will be installed
  • at last the rotors will be attached
  • not forget to install techniques to fed overproduction into the public power-grid
  • assurance companies can insure against construction risks, breakdown, and further reliabilities

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