Using Wind Power
The use of wind to provide an energy solution to consumers has been around centuries. However, with increased turbine efficiency, expansion of Federal and State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), and Federal and State incentive programs, a strong economic climate for financing wind energy solutions has been created.
Wind energy solutions are a low cost, low maintenance and clean energy solution that makes a bold sustainability statement for energy end-users. Strong economic incentives combined with the sustainability statement associated with a wind farm installation, make the implementation of wind as a renewable energy solution increasingly attractive for not just utilities trying to meet state set RPS mandates, but end-users as well such as schools, commercial, and agriculture hosts.
In 2011 a total of 6.8 GW of new capacity was installed in the United States bringing the cumulative installed wind capacity to nearly 47 GW through the end of 2011. There are over 8 GW of wind capacity currently under construction which represents over 100 projects spanning 31 states and Puerto Rico. In the past four years alone, wind generated capacity has expanded by over 35% in the United States.
Allana Buick & Bers can assist with feasibility studies for wind power and full implementation of a wind power system for your site.
Energy present in wind motion that can be converted to mechanical energy for driving pumps, mills, and electric power generators. Wind pushes against sails, vanes, or blades radiating from a central rotating shaft. A wind power plant is a group of wind turbines interconnected to a common utility system through a system of transformers, distribution lines, and (usually) one substation. Operation, control, and maintenance functions are often centralized through a network of computerized monitoring systems, supplemented by visual inspection. This is a term commonly used in the United States. In Europe, it is called a generating station.