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How Do Wind Turbines Affect Wildlife? (Environmental Frenemies)

When I was studying the current growth rates of the wind energy industry, I wondered how all of these new wind turbines were affecting the wildlife around them. So, I did some reading to find out if turbines leave any adverse effects on the animals that also live in the area.  How do wind turbines …

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Capturing The Wind: How Wind Energy Is Harnessed

When the thought of wind energy came to my mind recently, I wondered how wind turbines capture the wind when they turn their blades. So, I did some research to find out how wind energy is harnessed.  How is wind energy harnessed? Wind turbines spin their blades according to the speed and force that the …

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The Cost of Harnessing, Transmitting, and Using Wind Energy

When the practicality of wind energy came up in one of my recent conversations, I thought about what is actually required to use this method of electricity. So, I did some research to find out the real cost of harnessing, transmitting, and using wind energy.  What is the cost of harnessing, transmitting, and using wind …

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Why Do Some Wind Turbines Stop Turning?

When I drove past a wind turbine recently, I noticed that the blades weren’t spinning at all. So, I did some research to find out why wind turbines stop turning.  Why do some wind turbines stop turning? Wind turbines can stop turning their blades due to a variety of factors including wind speeds that are …

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10 Benefits of Wind Energy (They May Not Be What You Think)

When I was recently considering the potential of using wind energy as a worldwide source of electricity, I thought about some of the benefits that could come with this change. So, I did some reading and came up with a comprehensive list of 10 benefits of wind energy.  What are the benefits of wind energy? …

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How Much Money Does A Wind Turbine Make In A Year?

When I was recently considering an investment in wind energy, I wondered how much a wind turbine can really make in a year. So, I pulled up some statistics to find out the realistic profits for each machine.  How much money does a wind turbine make in a year? Wind turbines can make anywhere from …

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The Outlook On Wind: What’s The Future Of Wind Energy?

When I was reading about the growth of the wind energy industry, I wondered what the future of wind energy is. So, I did some research to get some more details about the overall outlook on wind.  What’s the future of wind energy? Wind is one of the fastest growing sources of natural energy and …

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