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Indiana Wind Energy Facts: Toward a Greener Energy Source – Society – Environment
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Despite lagging behind other Midwestern states in having a renewable energy standard, the state of Indiana has a wind power development that surpasses those of its neighboring states. Nearby Ohio and Michigan do not have wind power facilities quite as advanced as Indiana’s. Indiana wind energy facts show that wind power in the state started primarily with farm-based water-pumping windmills. It was only in 2008 when the state’s first utility-scale wind power facility was put up in Goodland. Those located in Fowler Ridge, Meadow Lake, and Hoosier followed soon after Goodland was up and running. These Indiana wind energy facts have, in fact, catapulted the state into the tenth spot in the ranking of American states in terms of wind power capacity. Some 1238 MW of wind power is generated by Indiana’s wind farms, a capacity that is expected to be boosted with the completion of other wind power projects currently underway. The existing wind farms in the state powers the northwestern part of Indiana, covering the counties of Benton, White, and Jasper. Another interesting tidbit from the list of Indiana wind energy facts is that every 1000 MW of wind power capacity set up in the state would result in annual savings of 1,684 million gallons of water. The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) also estimates the same amount of wind power capacity to reduce the state’s carbon dioxide emissions by 3.1 million tons. It is worthy of note that in 2007, prior to the installation of the utility-scale wind power facilities in the state, Indiana’s carbon dioxide emissions were measured at a staggering 230 million tons. Indiana wind energy facts also show that there are locations other than the existing wind farms where single unit turbines have been installed as a means to determine the potential for future wind energy development. These single unit turbines are installed in areas where wind speeds are measured at about 7 meters per second. These observed wind speeds are almost double the 4 meters per second condition set by the USDOE for the installation of single unit turbines.Aside from these Indiana wind energy facts, homeowners in the state could also look at the possibility of installing smaller wind energy systems as home-based renewable energy sources. These energy systems provide a non-polluting option that effectively reduces electricity bills by 50% to 90%. Such installations would also be able to provide homeowners with uninterrupted power supply even during power outages in the electric power grid. These small wind energy systems may be used as a stand-alone facility or in tandem with a connection to an electric power grid. Grid-connected systems allow homeowners to tap into the utility-supplied electricity in the event that the wind turbines do not generate enough energy for their household’s consumption. Stand-alone wind energy systems are best for eco-housing communities being put up in areas where utility lines are not as accessible and connection costs are expensive. The USDOE has set specific conditions that have to be met in order to set up either grid-connected or stand-alone wind energy systems. These conditions have to do with the property’s location, existing coding regulations, and availability of utility grid services among others.
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Article by Wade Lawson
Fossil fuels are old news and that type of energy generation will one day be depleted. I am not saying we should expect that greener energy will totally replace non-renewable sources but making use of alternative energy source will help us all. If we can minimize the use of fossil fuel energy production by supplementing it with renewable s why not? It takes many lifetimes for nature to produce coal; yet we can produce solar and wind generation systems within our time.
All of our household items of convenience are contributing toward global warming and hazardous air qualities. If we continue to ignore what we are doing to our life giving atmosphere, land and waters we are going to see disastrous climate changes and land mass alterations. If we all can agree, than renewable energy needs to be one of the first actions considered by popular vote. By using solar, wind and other forms of green energy production we can provide better energy efficiency. This action will lead toward direct savings in money and reduced damage to our planet. Reduction of global warming may happen if not stop it completely.
All of us should take the responsibility to support, use and advance wind power energy, solar energy, hydro energy and bio energy. We must advance to this state. They are renewable energy sources and for those of you not sure what I mean by that; they are always available and will never be depleted.
There are many persons developing and improving alternative energy sources. There has been huge developments in solar and wind power. It is so easy and less expensive now than ever before to install solar or wind power generation systems at our homes. Using these effectively can led to a total supply of energy for your home. You could stop paying energy bills and have all the electrical power you need. For commericial supplied energy there is no single solution but a combination of solutions can be employed to improve energy cost and efficency.
Take the time to review your options. Clean energy is available and not only can you help the future of our world but you will save money and be proud of your own energy production.
I strongly encourage everyone to make use of Wind and Solar energy at your home. Wind Energy at a commercial market is already growing in strength with major improvements in turbine efficiency.
Use Wind power stations at your home and get electricity for free. Solar powerd stoves and water heaters are widely used now to conserve energy. Remember clean energy will not emit toxic gases. Help our children enjoy a green Earth.
Moreover, clean energy will emit fewer toxic gases slowing down global warming and thus the future generation can live comfortably in the livable planet.
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