Wind Power

About Wind Power


Like its name suggests, wind power is energy that is harnessed from the wind. Although wind harnessing for generation of electricity took off only in the recent years, the collection of energy created by the wind is one of the most ancient types of energy harnessed by humans.

Wind was historically used to propel ships (sails), to turn millstones and as a water pump. But wind became attractive as an alternative source of energy only after it became clear that fossil fuel burning is seriously affecting the climate and that the world’s economy is dangerously dependent on international energy supply. And the latter has been shown to be highly unstable and unpredictable.

Advantages of Wind Power

Today, wind is mainly used to generate electricity. Its main advantages over other forms of energy include:

Disadvantages of Wind Power