Wind Power not only provides a clean source of electricity, it helps keep electric rates low and provides a hedge against future fossil fuel prices as soon as wind projects come on-line. Wind energy costs have dropped over the past few years as wind turbine technology has matured. The federal government recognizes the need for cleaner energy infrastructure, and offers tax breaks and incentive programs for private sector consumers who install these renewable energy systems.
AMENERGY through its principal Partners has been installing small to medium wind systems since the 1990’s. These systems are a perfect complement to Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal technologies and can be applied to any application requiring electricity for use or offset.
Different Types of Wind Power
Wind power is an excellent choice for those who aspire to a low-carbon footprint and have a suitable location for turbine installation. AMENERGY will help you determine whether wind power is suitable for your household by looking at the wind speed and turbulence at your location.
After AMENERGY helps you determine whether tapping into wind energy is suitable for your location, turbines can be installed to meet the electrical needs for your business. We offer a wide range of wind energy generating systems to help anyone from the small business to a large manufacturing facility generate their own pollution-free sustainable energy from the wind.
If you are interested in creating a positive image for your business, few things prove your respectability more than a proving your commitment to create a cleaner environment. Many consumers are very conscious of what they support with their pocket book. Bolstering green powered businesses is important to any ethical consumer.
Wind Power as Renewable Energy
Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the air by the sun, irregularities of Earth’s surface, and Earth’s rotation. Wind energy, or wind power, is the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power for electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power, which can be used for electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity.
• The electricity is sent through transmission and distribution lines to homes, businesses, schools, and so on. Not only does this provide a clean source of electricity, it helps keep electric rates low and provides a hedge against future fossil fuel prices as soon as wind projects come on-line. Wind energy costs have dropped over the past few years as wind turbine technology has matured. The federal government recognizes the need for cleaner energy infrastructure, and offers tax breaks and incentive programs for private sector consumers who install these systems.
• Utility-scale turbines range in size from 100 kilowatts to as large as several megawatts. Single small turbines, below 100 kilowatts, are used for homes, telecommunications dishes, or water pumping. Small turbines are sometimes used in connection with diesel generators, batteries, and photovoltaic systems. These systems are called hybrid wind systems and are typically used in remote, off-grid locations, where a connection to the utility grid is not available.
• Small turbine installations are generally not advisable in the mountains of northern New Mexico. However, there are areas where a small wind turbine is a viable solution. Like solar installations and technologies, we stay up to date on emerging products and the industry’s best practices.