Is Wind Power Green Energy

Joseph asks…

I work for a power company that sells low cost green renewable energy.?

Even though everyone says they’re green, I’m having a very hard time getting people to switch to my company. They donate $1 from every bill to a charity the customer picks. They also are giving away $50 Visa gift cards to sign up. Why is this such a difficult product to sell?
The average customer is saving approx.10% off their monthly electric bill.

Windmill Farms answers:

Because people are afraid that the “green” power will stop flowing when the sun goes down.
Or the wind stops.

Nancy asks…

Other Green Energy Options..Suggestions?

Doing a research project on cost effectiveness of Solar, and Geo-Thermal compared to normal electricity and oil heating for prisons and or industries of similar size. I need to know if there are other methods of energy use and heating other than solar and geothermal?? If so I would like so see links posted so I can site my references properly. If not just give me the names of the methods and I can research myself. Thank you in advance people :-)

Windmill Farms answers:

Aeothermal = (air,water and earth)
Wind turbine
Trash to power

Mark asks…

Science/what energy resource would be suitable in these areas?

what energy resource would be suitable in these areas?
e.g. wind power, wave power, geothermal, coal methane gas bed, fossil fuel, biomass, green house gases, tidal power etc.

a small island nation
a large city in a developed country
a large city in a developing country
a remote island

i already figured out that wave and wind power would be suitable for a small island nation

help !

Windmill Farms answers:

Small island – wind, solar and small-scale gas, biomass and coal – they’re cheap to install, require limited specialist equipment to maintain and are low maintenance. Biomass, coal and gas are easy to get into an island (by ship, or installing a gas-line) and provide a reliable, cheap and low cost base power supply for the island. I would not use wave power as this is still under development and can often require specialist marine equipment (i.e. Lifting and diving equipment) to maintain, which is expensive and not financially viable for a small scale installation such as that for a small island nation.

Large city in developed country – wind (obviously dependent on location and hence wind density etc), solar, wave and tidal power is located near the sea, geothermal if appropriately located in a geographically compatible area, bio mass, nuclear, coal, gas. Basically, everything as there will be money available to develop, maintain these types. You also need to ensure there is a consistent base provision of energy that is able to cope with natural peaks in energy requirements in any weather. The focus for this location is a reliable, varied source of energy that can consistently meet all the needs of the city.

Large city, developing country – wind, solar, coal, gas, biomass – these would be my first choice as they are reliable, low cost sources that use established, proven technology to provide a reliable output. They are not particularly environmentally friendly, but this is not the focus of developing cities – their focus is to establish a power supply that will meet quickly growing needs for power. Often developing countries have reasonable coal and gas reserves, which helps keep cost of power production down and also boost their internal economy.

A remote island – You could also think about very small-scale hydro power (small waterwheels connected to generators if there is a river there). Also, would use solar and wind integrated with some form of battery power storage and backup diesel generators, so if weather is poor and solar and wind are not producing enough energy, then you can back up with reliable, low cost, easily maintainable diesel generators. Note that the population size on this island would obviously determine actual solution – I’ve assumed a relatively small population.

Note that the use of wind and solar are dependent on the available positions for the installations – i.e. There’s no point setting up a wind farm in a sheltered valley, or a solar farm in the far north where light levels are too low and they have long dark winters.

David asks…

Go Green, what does that mean?

I’m signed up with JustHost and I noticed an ad to Go Green… I clicked on it to see what it was about, but it just says Upgrade Your Account! Go Green! Just $0.97/Month. It also says:
- Energy Efficient Servers
- Green Badge For Your Website
- Become JustGreen eCertified
- Carbon Neutral Friendly
- Wind Powered
- Help Preserve The Environment

I’m sorry if I’m not “in tune” with the whole Go Green thing… but I’d like to know how this would all benefit me &/or my website???

Windmill Farms answers:

Go Green it’s a motto for Be more ecologic and respect more the nature, do something for it. But maybe the website you mentioned only wants to take advantage of this idea, because usually Go green it goes on the volunteer things, on giving something without asking something in return. Do more research about that website or that offer, on the internet.

Mary asks…

Is green energy wrong?

Do you oppose green energy in your community? Why?

Windmill Farms answers:

Not when it lowers my energy bills by 48%.

Green Energy is not an evil thing, nor is it expensive to carry out.

For example:

While community opposition often blocks or hampers new wind power projects, Sweden has managed to break ground for Europe’s largest wind park counting more than 1,000 giant turbines, with barely a whisper of protest.

The secret? The giant Markbygden wind farm — covering more than 500 square
kilometres, or the equivalent of five times the size of Paris — is being built
in a virtually uninhabited, desolate stretch of Sweden’s great north.

“If I were to try the same thing in Germany, it would take me 20 years to get
everyone’s agreement,” Wolfgang Kropp, the German head of the project, told AFP.

Standing on the shores of the Baltic Sea at the Piteaa harbour near the wind
park site, he added: “For the same area, you would have 10,000 land owners. Here
there are three.

“That’s why we came here to Sweden in search of a good location,” he said.

“In the south of the country, it is very difficult. There are farms, and
vacation homes. Here in the north, there is no one,” he said.

Kropp’s company Svevind, a client of German wind power giant Enercon, is leading
the construction of the park, with 1,101 wind turbines scheduled to be built by

They should then produce energy equivalent to the production of two nuclear

The site stretches across a vast area covered with dense pine forests
interspersed with scattered villages of just a handful of brightly painted
wooden houses.

Washington state has its own set of wind farms too. Some solar plants, and a hydroelectric dam being built that’s going to be operational by 2015.

Plus a tidal station as well. All in all–by 2030–we’ll be getting 20%-30% of our power needs from green energy.

And as time goes on, more and more projects will add to that quota and by 2075, we should be close to 70%.

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