Wind Energy

Wind EnergyNot only is Wind an excellent source to produce energy, but it is also a tremendous investment.  For Investors, they will generally receive an extremely high Return of Investment and for Landowners, they can create an additional revenue stream for their household or their business (Farmers).  While only using minimal ground space, Wind Turbines provide both an annual usage of all land as well as not interfering with the existing operations that were in place.  This creates an aesthetically appealing sight, a clean renewable source of energy production and a financial benefit to all involved entities.

Wind power is converted to electricity by a wind turbine. In a typical, modern, large-scale wind turbine, the kinetic energy in the wind (the energy of moving air molecules) is converted to rotational motion by the rotor – typically a three-bladed assembly at the front of the wind turbine.  The rotor turns a shaft which transfers the motion into the nacelle (the large housing at the top of a wind turbine tower). Inside the nacelle, the slowly rotating shaft enters a gearbox that greatly increases the rotational shaft speed. The output (high-speed) shaft is connected to a generator that converts the rotational movement into electricity at medium voltage (a few hundred volts).  The electricity flows down electric cables inside the tower to a transformer, which increases the voltage to the distribution voltage (a few thousand volts).  The distribution-voltage power flows through underground lines to a collection point where the power may be combined with other turbines. In many cases, the electricity is sent to nearby farms, residences and towns where it is used. Otherwise, the distribution-voltage power is sent to a substation where the voltage again is increased to transmission-voltage power (a few hundred thousand volts) and sent through very tall transmission lines many miles into the power grid.