Alternative energies have increased in popularity and usage in the past ten years Wind Power Kits as we look into the future for alternative sources of energy to replace the decreasing fossil fuel reserves that we take for granted in the world today.
World figures show that in 2006 wind power showed a dramatic increase in capacity of 15,197 megawatts from 59,091 megawatts up to 74,223 megawatts. Wind power continues to grow annually with a rate of 32% and that is estimated to grow further. Wind power has become one of the most important alternative energies.
Wind power kits are installed in great amounts in various countries throughout the world for example the U.S, Germany, Denmark and India with another 13 countries producing a capacity of over 1000 megawatts.
The best places for wind power farms are in coastal areas, at the tops of rounded hills, open plains and gaps in mountains – places where the wind is strong and reliable. To be worthwhile, you need an average wind speed of around 25 km/h. Most wind farms in the UK are in Cornwall or Wales.
Solar power kits are used to great efficiency in rural areas where conventional power generating is to unable to get to. These solar power kits supplies all form of energy required in the rural locations.
The propellers installed on the wind power turbines are purposely made large to extract the largest amount of wind
power from the wind.
The propellers can be angled to collect the optimal amount of wind from the different weather conditions.
The solar power kits are placed as high as possible to achieve the largest amount of wind available.
This allows the land beneath the wind power turbine to be utilized for agricultural purposes.