Harvesting Wind Energy for Sustainability #InWithWind

After, more than two years of struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the world now faces an unparalleled economic and ecological challenge. The speed with which the world recovers will be determined by our collective decisions in the months ahead. We have to create jobs and accelerate our economies.

 

Accelerated growth would mean an increased demand for power without compromising on sustainability. Wind Energy as a power source cannot be overlooked. Harvesting Wind energy will contribute to the green recovery by providing jobs, clean and affordable electricity, and energy security and allowing governments to update vital infrastructure for a long-term future.

 

 

Harvesting Wind Energy

 

7 important facts about Harvesting Wind Energy

 

1. The electricity generated from the Earth’s atmosphere’s naturally flowing air is called Wind energy.
2. We have been harvesting Wind energy for thousands of years, history mentions the use of wind energy in Ancient Egypt for sailing large ships across the river Nile and flour mills in Europe.
3. Wind energy is harvested through wind farms. A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines that form a type of  power plant, producing electricity from wind.
Harvesting Wind Energy
A Wind Farm

4. Wind  being a renewable resource that will not be exhausted via use, it has much lower environmental and climate impact than burning fossil fuels.

 

5. Once installed, wind turbines have a low operating cost, as wind is for free.

6. Wind turbines can be unsightly and noisy so we need to work towards technology to minimize noise from the  turbines and also reduce possible damage to aerial life.

7. Wind energy is one of the world’s fastest growing energy sources.

What places are good for harvesting Wind Energy?

 

Some great places to install a wind turbine are -the tops of rounded hills, broad plains (or open water for offshore wind), and mountain passes where wind is naturally funneled through. These sites give constant high velocity wind for power generation. The greater the elevation, the better, because higher elevations are more likely to have more wind.

According to key international energy institutes IRENA and the IEA our present growth rates are lagging behind a net zero trajectory, and we will only be able to generate 43% of the required wind capacity by 2050. To achieve our targets the annual wind energy installations must multiply three times worldwide over the next decade to get back on track.

 

Harvesting Wind energy
Gujarat is the leader in India in harvesting Wind Energy – Source 2

 

On #WorldWindEnergyDay, let all nations come together for a concerted effort to quickly innovate and implement sustainable energy resources like wind and solar power to support our growth without compromising on the future of our earth.

 

(This post is my contribution to Blogchatter’s initiative  #CauseAChatter to raise awareness about #Climate Change )

#InWithWind #WindEnergy #Sinplypretty #HaleHeartHealthy #HarvestingWindEnergy #ClimateCrisis

 

Image sources

1. Canva

2. GMDC

 

23 comments

  1. I didnt know much about wind energy. Thank you for the detailed post. The earth is getting smaller due to the population and resources. We are depleting all of them. Wind energy has been there for a very long time but has not been utilised much. Now after solar energy wind energy is catching up.

  2. We are now at a time, where have to understand how we can use our nature and environment. Wind harvesting is a great way to save energy. Thanks for the detailed post.

  3. Most of us have learned about wind energy in schools but it never came into limelight. Solar energy is still popular among people. Now, we have to be more serious about using these natural sources of energy.

  4. This is a need of hour and using natural resources like wind energy is a great idea to save environment and preserve energy resources for future generations. Your post explained all insight about it so well.

  5. I’m a huge supporter of utilising natural resources for power generation, like solar and wind. I’ve seen wind turbines work and they indeed are immensely cost effective.

  6. Dwindling conventional energy sources and their adverse impact on environment at large are making the sustainability initiatives centerstage. I’m glad this article shines a light on wind harvesting. More power to all these awareness efforts.

  7. Wind turbines is a one time investment and as your said less operating cost later on. It is important that we start looking for sustainable resources, and make earth a better place to live.

  8. In India too, there are wind mills but you are right that we need to have more awareness and more installations so that are we can use the renewable energy.

  9. 7 important facts about Harvesting Wind Energy, sounds so interesting. I didnt know much about this. Thank you for the detailed post. I will definitely share this with my daughter.

  10. Wind energy is a renewable form of energy..it’s in demand ..India has invested much in this field and all other nations are on the footsteps of India in this field.

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