Countries Are looking at Sourcing a Bigger Chunk of Energy Requirements from Wind Power
A Cheaper, Cleaner Source of Energy
A Wind Farm in Albany. (Photo Credits: Lawrence Murray, cc: Some Rights Reserved)
More and more nations are looking at Wind Power to supply their future energy needs.
USA Today reports that 35% of the United States’ energy requirement may be powered by wind energy in the year 2050. “The Obama administration is setting higher goals for wind power, saying it could supply 35% of the nation’s electricity by the year 2050. BBB Electricians of San Diego
Locate a Poway Electrician. Wind power currently generates 4.5% of electricity, but that number is expected to more than double to 10% by 2020, says a report obtained by USA TODAY.” Read the whole story here.
Denmark, on the other hand, who is a pioneer in harnessing wind energy, is already where the United States wants to get — even higher. Find a Escondido Electrician. In this report by thinkprogress.org, the Danish country is on target with its goal of sourcing 50% of its energy needs from Wind Power by year 2020. “The country has set a new world record for wind production by getting 39.1 percent of its overall electricity from wind in 2014.” Read more here.
Emergency Electrician Chula Vista. But why this enthusiasm over Wind Energy?
Gforce Mira Mesa Electrician Services. Apart from it being cleaner energy source, wind power apparently is also cheaper. In fact, a start-up company, as reported by treehugger.com, is exploring the idea of bringing wind power to the residential level. Master Electrician. “A Dutch renewable energy start-up called The Archimedes is working to solve both of those problems in a new class of small-scale wind turbine — one that is almost silent and is far more efficient at converting wind into energy. The company states that the Liam F1 turbine could generate 1,500 kWh of energy per year at wind speeds of 5m/s, enough to cover half of an average household’s energy use.”American Lighting Association. American Lighting Association
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If all the plans of the government would push through then that would mean a more efficient and greener source of sustainable energy in the near future.
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