As we are all well aware there are a lot of different electricity sources. The most common use for electricity is that of lighting. Very nearly all of our electricity needs are met by power plants. Fossil fuels such as Natural Gas, Coal, Oil in some cases water and other forms of fuel are used to feed the generators inside these power plants. These power plants are then connected to distribution systems who then supply your homes and office buildings with the electricity that they have generated.
Wind power electricity is one of the more exotic types of energy production. Wind power is well known for being a very “green” source of electricity power production. Any power plant that is being driven using the power of the wind will not be emitting unfriendly pollutants such as gases and chemicals that are known to damage the environment. This is why organizations such as Greenpeace are such great advocates of alternative power sources such as wind power electricity.
The only thing that differs between the ways that most power plants produce their power is the fuel source. All power plants use generators, and it is these generators in the form of motors that change the kinetic energy the fuel source creates and converts it into energy. The generators themselves are not considered to be a source of pollution. It’s the fuels that more often than not are the pollutants. The worst of these pollutants are coal and oil; this is because both these fuels need to be burned. The energy created by burning these fuels is then converted to heat this heat is then used to form steam. So it is the steam that becomes the kinetic energy that drives the generators. Its not the generator that is the guilty party here it’s the fuels that are burned that cause the pollution to our atmosphere. The only way to achieve clean power plants is by using a fuel source that doesn’t need burning.
Wind power electricity is seen as one of the best alternatives because the wind does not get burned to run the generators. As a fuel wind is a very unique source of energy. This is because unlike coal or oil wind cannot be transported. So in order for a power plant to be able to produce wind power electricity they need to be in places that have consistently strong winds. The most obvious locations would be near to ocean coastal regions where the sea breezes are constant during daytime and a land breeze during night hours. These winds are consistent because of the difference in temperatures between the sea and the land during the different times of the day and night. Other very good locations for plants generating wind power electricity would be in valleys and on the top of high ridges.