As the wind blows
Humans have been harnessing the wind’s energy for hundreds of years. Farms in Holland and the United States have been using windmills to pump water and grind grain for a long time. Today, the windmill’s modern equivalent – a wind turbine – can use the wind’s energy to generate electricity.
Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy from wind into electric energy.
Wind energy is a free, renewable resource, so no matter how much is used today, there will still be the same supply in the future. Wind energy is also a source of clean, non-polluting, electricity. Unlike conventional power plants, wind plants emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases.
Wind resources are extremely site specific. Topography and obstacles highly impact wind speeds, so turbines are normally located along ridges and hilltops at a height of at least 10 meters to minimize the influence that buildings and trees can have on the wind profile. This is an important consideration, given the fact that rural communities often are located on lower parts of slopes and in valleys. For this reason, gathering information on local wind resources throughout the year is necessary prior to the final decision on the installation. Normally wind speeds in the range of 4 to 5 m/s are the minimum to make a system profitable.
Daily Life Renewable Energy provides full turn-key solutions for wind turbine systems, from consultation, siting, design, installation and testing. We supply high quality systems that have been deployed throughout the world in some of the harshest conditions and that are proven to be among the best small wind performers in the market.