Wind Energy Disadvantages
Wind energy is a renewable green energy resource meaning that it does not pollute the environment. The only part of the wind turbine itself that is bad for the environment is the set up itself. This does not harm the environment as much as fossil fuels, coal and nuclear power. Wind is naturally occurring and there is no way we can empty the energy resource. This is not the case for fossil fuels, which our society relies heavily on today (Maehlum, 2013).
Another huge advantage is that wind power has upside potential. Several independent research teams have stated that: “The worldwide potential of wind power is more than 400 TW (Terawatts)” (Choi, 2012). Harnessing Wind energy can be done almost anywhere. Whether or not a resource is financially feasible is another question (Maehlum, 2013). Meaning that it is unknown where the turbines are placed if it is the best possibility for the spot.
Windmills are very space efficient meaning, that they do not use a lot of space on the ground but they do in the air. According to National Geographic- The largest wind turbines are capable of generating enough electricity to meet the energy demand of 600 average U.S. homes (Wind Power Information, Wind Power Facts - National Geographic). The turbines cannot be placed to close together, but the space that is in-between them can be used for a variety of other