10 June 2021

Pros and cons of wind energy

Wind energy as green energy is one of the simplest forms of renewable energy. It is one of the fastest-growing sources of electricity. However, there are many environmental impacts of using wind energy, also there are some cons also. So, let us check out the pros and cons of wind energy here in this article to better understand it. 

Pros OR Advantages of Wind energy: 

  1. Wind energy is one of the clean and renewable sources of energy. 
  2. To generate wind energy, operating costs are relatively low. 
  3. Optimum use of land space, because land can be used for that can also be used for other purposes such as farming. 
  4. Developing and investing in wind technology that can only run on a finite resource that we may run on of our lifetime, but the energy generated from fossil fuels not only contributes to climate change but also one day run out of it. 
  5. Wind energy is one of the largest source of renewable energy in the United States. Over the last 10 years, the United States increased wind energy capacity by 15% per year. 
  6. Wind energy is sustainable. 
  7. According to Wind Vision Report, the United States provide more than 100,000 employees in the wind turbine technician. 
  8. Wind energy can produce very few greenhouse gas emission such as SO2 and NO2. 
  9. Low amount of waste.
  10. It is one of the sources of tax income for local municipalities.
  11. Wind energy conserves and keeps the water. 
  12. The market potential of wind energy is high. 

Cons OR Disadvantages of Wind energy: 

  1. Wind energy is weather dependent. 
  2. It is not suitable for some geographical locations. 
  3. Wind energy production plant creates some amount of noise and aesthetic pollution. 
  4. The initial construction of wind energy plant is high. 
  5. The maintenance cost of the wind plant is significant. 
  6. Windmills used in wind energy production plant may be vulnerable to a natural disaster. 
  7. The construction of windmills may take a long time. 
  8. It is dangerous and causes the issue to some wildlife as well as the surrounding environment. 
  9. Swings and shortages in wind energy supply. 
  10. Sometimes a bird may be killed by wind turbines. 
Thank you for reading this article. If you have any queries regarding this article on the pros and cons of Wind energy then feel free to do comment and give suggestion in the comment section below. 

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