More and more people are beginning to believe that the next wars are to be fought over who controls the most water but the importance of electrical energy remains the same. Energy will forever be in high demand and wind power is the most efficient and eco-friendly kind of energy. For hundreds of years mankind has been using windmills to make life easier for themselves. The modern wind energy generators work on a slightly different methodology than the old wind mill, though the concept is the same, using the kinetic energy of the moving wind to generate power.
Wind energy is the most environment friendly of all power generation ways, save probably a dam. It makes use of the wind drafts to propel a fan, thereby converting the winds kinetic energy into electricity.
According to some researchers, even solar energy plays some minor role in the global warming, absorbing some of the suns rays that were meant to be reflected back thereby increasing the planets temperature, playing its minor part in the global warming. Wind energyon the other hand poses no such problem; it is very eco friendly and efficient.
It is no recent development for private consumers to effectively install a wind energy generator in their homes to minimize their electric utility bill. With years of evolving, home wind energy generators are now easy to install, low maintenance and provide a sufficient source of power. Wind energy generators can also be found in the portable category now, excellent for camping trips.
A wind energy generator, when installed in a home provides a certain amount of power which is directly proportional to the amount and speed of the surrounding air drafts. This way you can generate a limited amount of safe and free energy, the rest of your energy requirements can easily be accomplished from your on-grid electrical connection.
Many governments are now beginning to appreciate the positive effect wind energy generators leave on a neighborhood and therefore provide incentives to people who use wind energy. You can therefore sell back to your electricity provider any excess energy your wind energy generator produces.
There is a large variety in shapes and sizes of wind energy generators. Specific models have been designed for home usage that gives off far less energy than other generators, thereby reducing any neighborhood noise. A small wind energy generator can effectively power an entire home. The amount of power generated is of course based upon the wind activity as well as the turbine’s size. For a windy area a small wind turbine would suffice but for less windy areas you would either have to buy a wind energy generator of a larger size or depend on the local grid supply for any excess electricity you require.
A wind turbine is a one time only expense that can have long lasting positive effects on your budget; you could even make some money by selling any excess electricity back to the electric supplier. However you would have to check any local home ordinances for allowance of a wind turbine, wind turbines are not yet so appreciated in all the states and countries because of its apparent noise or because of specific height limitations in your area.