What is 1 problem with using wind energy?Views: 53
The wind industry is a very well regulated industry – at least it seems that way. I know there are many misconceptions about their use and misuse but then again, so are most industries.
In a while we will be looking at how some of these misconceptions have grown into myths and how they got started.
Wind power can be a great way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but it doesn’t work all the time and not everywhere.
Wind energy is a great way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but it doesn’t work all the time and not everywhere.
Wind power is not a perfect solution. It can’t provide enough power for every person or every place in the world, because it’s unpredictable: when there’s more wind than usual one day, you may be able to use as much electricity for your home as ever before, but then next week there won’t be any wind at all—so you won’t have any electricity at all!
Not all energy from wind turbines is used by the turbines themselves.
Wind energy is not 100% efficient. In fact, it’s only about 30-40% efficient in producing electricity. The rest of the energy produced by wind turbines is lost as heat or converted into other forms (such as mechanical energy). This means that there are always going to be unused resources lying around after they’ve been used for their intended purpose—but don’t worry! We’ve got some ways around this problem too:
Wind farms are scattered throughout parts of the country.
Wind farms are scattered throughout parts of the country. If you live in a windy area, chances are that there’s a wind farm nearby—and if you don’t like their noise and visual impact, then the best thing you can do is move somewhere else.
Wind farms are located in different states and provinces. In some cases this means traveling across state lines; in others it refers to moving from one province to another within your country’s borders (for example: Ontario). Some countries also have their own set of regulations regarding where these facilities may be built; for example Canada allows them only within 100 kilometers (62 miles) from urban centres or major highways running through cities!
The electricity they produce needs to be transmitted over long distances.
The most obvious drawback of wind energy is that it’s not always blowing. In fact, the wind can be unpredictable and often blows in different directions at different times of day. This means that you might need to transmit electricity from one place to another over long distances—and this can be expensive.
In addition to being costly, transmitting power over long distances also requires more infrastructure than other forms of energy production like fossil fuels or nuclear power plants. For example: if you want your wind turbines located far away from each other but close enough together so they can share their output (called “synchronization”), then there will need to be some kind of cable connecting them together—a cable known as an AC transmission line or an HVDC converter station depending on whether its voltages are alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC).
Wind energy isn’t perfect, but it’s still a good option.
Wind energy is a good option for reducing our dependence on foreign oil and creating jobs in the process. However, it isn’t perfect and there are some drawbacks to using wind power.
Wind turbines need to be located where there’s enough wind to generate electricity, which means they’re not always available all over the country. In areas with more regular winds (or those with mountains blocking them), these turbines might have trouble generating enough power for their needs. If you live near a large body of water like an ocean or lake, chances are good that your wind turbine will never produce much electricity at all because most of your area doesn’t experience strong winds during most times of day—or even year-round!