Advantages of Wind Power

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  • Wind power is cost-effective. The land-based utility-scale wind is one of the lowest-priced energy sources available today, costing between two and six cents per kilowatt-hour, depending on the wind resource and the particular project’s financing. Because the electricity from wind farms is sold at a fixed price over a long period of time (e.g. 20+ years) and its fuel is free, wind energy mitigates the price uncertainty that fuel costs add to traditional sources of energy.

  • Wind creates jobs. The U.S. wind sector employed more than 100,000 workers in 2016, and a wind turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing American jobs of the decade. According to the Wind Vision Report, the wind has the potential to support more than 600,000 jobs in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and supporting services by 2050.

  • Wind enables U.S. industry growth and U.S. competitiveness. The wind has an annual economic impact of about $20 billion on the U.S. economy, The United States has a vast domestic resource and a highly-skilled workforce, and can compete globally in the clean energy economy.

  • It's a clean fuel source. Wind energy doesn't pollute the air like power plants that rely on the combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, which emit particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide—causing human health problems and economic damages. Wind turbines don't produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain, smog, or greenhouse gases.

  • The wind is a domestic source of energy. The nation's wind supply is abundant and inexhaustible. Over the past 10 years, cumulative wind power capacity in the United States increased an average of 30% per year, and wind now has the largest renewable generation capacity of all renewables in the United States.

  • It's sustainable. Wind is actually a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the rotation of the Earth, and the Earth's surface irregularities. For as long as the sun shines and the wind blows, the energy produced can be harnessed to send power across the grid.

  • Wind turbines can be built on existing farms or ranches. This greatly benefits the economy in rural areas, where most of the best wind sites are found. Farmers and ranchers can continue to work the land because the wind turbines use only a fraction of the land. Wind power plant owners make rent payments to the farmer or rancher for the use of the land, providing landowners with additional income.

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