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These options may not supply the entirety of the power to the unit, but they are usually able to make a significant impact on cutting conventional energy costs, depending on the area. Naturally, in an area like the Pacific Northwest where it is usually cloudy or rainy, solar power would be less effective, and in an area where there is not much wind, wind power may not be justified on a cost basis. “Many energy providers say they have to charge more for renewables to offset the risk and expense of researching and developing new markets. "Providers say it is more expensive energy to produce, and its definitely true that wind and solar power have very small government subsidies compared to coal and nuclear power energy," says Isaac Elancavae of the Michigan Environmental Council” (Donner, 2002). As time passes, however, the cost of these options is dropping. Wind power does not create any sort of pollutant gases, as conventional power does.
These elements of wind power, pros and cons, will both be explored in more significant detail later in the report, but generally, these elements are used in tandem to create living and consumer spaces that are more environmentally friendly than they were in the past. For both materials and renewable energy resources, builders have virtually endless options. In terms of material, everything from insulation (recycled spray-insulation) to flooring (non-soil eroding bamboo floors) can be seen from a building green perspective. And in terms of renewable energy, as discussed above, although the main options are till solar and wind power, there are many other options also available to builders, such as methane and geo-thermal heat installation. Generally, as these technologies age, they become progressively cheaper. One may remember when buying a VCR cost several thousand dollars, when they were first invented. Today the same player costs under a hundred
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According to the study United Kingdom has a relatively favourable geographical position for the exploitation of wind energy. For instance, most of Scotland has a hilly, sparsely populated, and windy countryside. The first wind farm built in U.K was in 1991 at Delabole, Cornwall. Since there got some progress in wind farms establishment and subsequent production of wind energy, a lot had to be done.
The wind’s molecular structure and versatility in movement are the main reasons why it is a good agent of producing electricity by means of wind turbines. The blades of the turbines are “designed to capture kinetic energy in the wind” (Layton, n.d.). The heat of the sun combined with the irregularities of the Earth’s surface, are the main factors of wind formation; thus leading us to the idea that wind power is basically an offshoot of solar energy.
Wind power. Wind power has been used since the beginning of history. Activities such as sailing g used the wind in moving the boats before the invention of the motor. The wind power through the use of wind mills was also used for watering of crops in Persia.
Wind Power. Wind power is arguably one of the most ecofriendly, and cheap sources of energy. Surprisingly, it is one of the least harnessed forms of energy. This makes it imperative to do studies that are more rigorous, research and development on wind power in order to reap the full benefits of wind power.
The wind power has many green advantages over the fossil fuel power sources. Wind power is green. Green energy saves the environment from avoidable pollution and hazards. Trees are green. Grasses are green. Shrubs are green. Green represents life sustaining activities, not pollution-generating or hazard-producing acts.
Wind energy goes on to develop swiftly in markets where supportive institutions and administration policies offer incentives for venture. "Worldwide wind power production is rising considerably, from 342 TWh (terawatt hours) in 2010 to approximately 2,680 TWh in 2035, pushing up its contribution of total electricity production from 1.6% to 7.3%.
The paper discuss on the various ways in which UK infrastructure, buildings and transportation solutions could be provided in a more sustainable manner.
Increased energy demand due to ever increasing infrastructure development is forcing more energy development.