Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy

Advantages of wind energy

  1. A wind turbine uses less than one acre of land area and the fertilizing power of land is not affected due to it.
  2. Wind is a powerful source on earth which is renewable and free to use.
  3. They do not produce greenhouse gases. So, no global warming.
  4. It creates employment opportunities and many other benefits economically.
  5. Anyone can use wind turbine for their personal use on their land. Single households in small towns can use this to produce a cheap source of electricity.
  6. It is environment-friendly.
  7. Wind turbines require very few maintenances.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy
Wind turbine

Disadvantages of wind energy

  1. They produce noise pollution. With modern technologies, the level of noise is reducing, but it is still considered as noisy. 
  2. It is not possible to produce the same amount of power all the time due to the change in speed and direction of the wind.
  3. Due to these fluctuations in electricity, the need for some large electricity storage arises which is not possible after a certain limit.
  4. Remote locations are suitable for wind power generation. But, transmission lines must be built to bring electricity to the city which increases the total cost.
  5. The initial cost is high.

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