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Introduction to Wind Generator

June 4th, 2009 Grace 13 comments

 A wind power generator is a machine that uses wind energy to produce electrical energy. It captures the winds power and converts it into mechanical energy that rotates the blades of a motor to produce electrical energy. Wind generators help produce thousands of megawatts of electricity. They are also a very popular power solution for individual farms. They are perfect for large areas with good wind speed.f0pe5sktqqep27tq3m_medium


Wind generators have been in use for a long time in the form of windmills or wind turbines. Years ago, when electricity was not invented, wind turbines were used to pull boats and pump out water.Surprisingly the first use of the wind machines was for grinding grains as early as 200 B.C in Persia. It was also introduced in the prosperous and powerful Roman Empire in 250 A.D. The year 1900 saw the maximum number of windmills being used in Denmark. Almost 2500 windmills were installed to provide the much needed mechanical load to pumps and gave a peak power of 30MW.


Even now, the terms, wind generator, windmill, and wind turbine are used to refer to the same device.


What are the advantages of using a wind generator? The advantages of a wind generator are many. Let’s look at a few of them.


Environment-friendly: Wind power generators prove to be environment-friendly in two ways:


They do not emit harmful gases in the atmosphere nor do they leave any harmful residual component.


They do not use any fuel to produce electricity, hence helping the cause of the environment.


Power-saver: Wind generators are an alternative power solution. They do not use any non-renewable sources of energy, thus helping in times of energy crisis.


Economical: Though the initial cost of setting up a wind generator seems high, the cost of generating electricity in the long run becomes nil. So basically, you will be getting electricity absolutely free after a few years.


Independent option: Wind generators do away with the dependence on power plants and the government for electricity. With a wind generator in your land, you have your own power plant for life.


24/7 power: With wind generators, you can say bye to power outages forever. You will get continuous, uninterrupted power supply for your entire house and land.


Power storage: A wind generator also allows you to store power for use later. This feature makes it an amazingly lucrative power solution.


With more and more fuels getting wasted and used, there are very few options remaining. Bio-fuel is one of the options and to add to it is the use of solar panels for driving motors and making electricity. The third option is harnessing the wind power. So build a wind generator today and do something good for your home and for our environment.