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Wind Energy: Effective And Efficient Alternative Power Source

Jul 1, 2008
Though it is much less expensive to initially get subscriptions into the local electric company's grid than it is to set up and hook into wind turbines, in the long run one saves money by using the wind for one's energy needs while also becoming more independent. Not receiving an electric bill while enjoying the benefits of the modern electrically-driven lifestyle is amazing.

Electric bills and fuel bills are rising constantly but the cost of wind turbine energy is zero, and the cost of installing and hooking up a turbine is steadily coming down as demand rises and more commercial success is figured out by several companies which are producing the turbines and researching technologies to make them ever more efficient and effective. In addition, individuals are moving away from the traditional electric grids and the fossil fuels for personal reasons and that includes the desire for greater independence, the desire to live remotely or rurally without having to "go primitive", political concerns such as fears of terrorist strikes on oil fields or power grids, or concerns about the environment.

Again, this motivation to move away from the traditional energy sources is the same one that causes individuals to seek the power of the wind for their energy, giving more business opportunities to profit from wind turbine production and maintenance, which drives their costs down for the subscribers.

In almost thirty states at the time of this writing, homeowners who remain on the grid but who still choose to use wind energy (or other alternative energy sources) are eligible for rebates or tax breaks from the state authorities that end up paying for as much as 50% of their total "green" energy systems' costs.

Additionally, there are 35 states at the time of this writing where these homeowners are given opportunity to sell their excess energy back to the power company under what are called "net metering laws".

Some federal lawmakers are pushing to get the federal authority to mandate these tax breaks and some wind power incentives in all 50 states. Germany and Japan already have national incentive programs in place. However, "A lot of this is handled on regional government units.

Tapping these alternative energy resources gives significant contribution in making individuals independent from using traditional power resources like fossil fuels. On top of that, this program also helps with our battle to stay away from the severe effects of energy crisis.
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