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Cost Effective energy projects

March 24th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Without energy i.e. fuel and power utilities, we cannot survive but the problem is that producing this energy costs a lot. For the past couple of years, this issue has received a great deal of attention from leaders, scientists, environmentalists and economists throughout the world.

Many engineers and innovators have been working on introducing methods of producing cheap and economical energy. In this regard, many efforts were quite fruitful.

Cost Effective Power Projects

Electricity production has always been costly and most of the production is done using carbon reserves of the world like oil and coal, which is ironic because these resources are not only non-renewable but are also very costly. So, as a remedy to this situation, cost effective and renewable energy sources like wind power, biomass (microbial) generators and solar panels are promoted throughout the world.

Wind Power Projects

Wind power projects are a great source of producing cheap energy. Wind turbines have been used for centuries for different purposes and nowadays, they serve as a means of harnessing wind energy into electrical energy.

The functioning of a wind turbine is very simple. When a wind of about 15 Km per hour is blowing, it causes the rotor to rotate which provides enough mechanical power to the generator in it to produce electricity.

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The output is also great and it is estimated that a 1.8 megawatt utility scale wind turbine can produce electrical energy of about 4700 Megawatt hour. Since, the wind turbines are installed in clusters or groups so an average farm of about one hundred turbines can provide power to a town of 100,000 houses.

Although, the installation cost of a wind farm seems large but it is still economical because you don’t have to worry about fuel costs and running expanses.

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