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Going Green with Wind Energy
With the world seeing the effects of global warming, many people and companies are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by going green. Due to this, government’s all over the world are investing money into the renewable energy sector to meet targets that they have set.
How to wind turbines work?
Wind turbines use the power of the wind and use it to generate electricity. When the wind blows above 15mph the blades are forced to rotate, driving a turbine that generates electricity. The stronger the wind, the more electricity it produces.
There are two types of wind farms – onshore and offshore. Essentially the technology that onshore and offshore wind turbines use to generate electricity is the same, the only difference is their position, size, scale and how the electricity they generate is transferred. Governments across the globe are currently investing heavily into offshore wind farms for one main reason…space. Oceans and seas provide the perfect location to build wind farms due to their scale and openness, as well as them being more efficient due to higher wind speeds.
What are the environmental benefits to wind energy?
Wind energy is counted as the most efficient technology to produce energy in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner. It creates zero emissions, local, inexhaustible, competitive careers within the local and global community.
- Generating energy from the wind does not release any carbon emissions. By replacing electricity generated from other sources such as fossil fuel power stations, wind energy can lead to an overall reduction in carbon emissions.
- The energy used in manufacturing and installing wind turbines can also be paid back relatively quickly. For a large wind turbine on a good site this can be as quick as 6 to 8 months.
- It is a very clean energy source, which does not release any pollution or produce any waste during operation.
Here at GEV Wind Power our role is critical in supporting power generation from wind energy, where we are the market leader for maintaining one of the key components, the rotor blade. We pledge to create a sustainable future and fight global warming, to create a better tomorrow.
Join us on our journey by following us on our social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook) or take a leap into the wind industry with us and apply for a role with GEV Wind Power today.