If you live in the Midwest you have a lot of two things, the wind, and open space; but that’s not all. You also have the opportunity to put these resources to work for you using wind turbines. The benefits of wind turbines could make a big difference for residential homes and agricultural farmers in a variety of ways, some of which are listed below.
- Energy production: The potential energy production of wind turbines is massive, each year the U.S. produces enough wind energy to power 1.6 million homes and by the year 2020 that number could potentially rise to 25 million homes. According to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin, wind farms in the Midwest generate 17 to 39 times more power than they consume, much higher compared to nuclear plants at 16 times and coal plants at 11 times.
- Saving money: Let’s say that you did look into types of commercial construction services, received quotes for wind turbine installation and want to know how this investment will pay off. Once the wind turbine is installed the power flows through your electric meter so when your turbine generates more power than you consume it runs the meter backward and as a result, you receive a check from the electric company for the excess power. Depending on what state you live in another there could also be tax benefits also.
- Clean energy: Using wind turbines produces clean renewable energy which cuts down on carbon emissions, keeping the air and water cleaner. If more people would look into using a renewable energy source it could cut down our dependence on non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. It also helps provide jobs because certain types of commercial construction services, like wind turbine installation companies, would hire and train people to become a wind turbine installer, thereby increasing employment.
Basically, your investment would pay for itself in a matter of years from not having to pay an electric bill and also getting paid for your excess energy. The fact that it is a clean renewable energy source is another perk in such a polluted world. So why not capitalize on this and reap the benefits for yourself?