Wind Power

Wind Power The energy that is provided by the sun in one hour is enough energy to meet the requirements of the entire earths energy for one year. South Africa has an average of more than 2,500 hours of sunshine every year which gives us a perfect climate for the use of solar panels. South Africa's solar radiation output is over twice that of Europe, making it one of the highest in the world. Energy from the sun is therefore the most readily accessible resource available to us in South Africa.

Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. In fact, wind exists because the sun unevenly heats the surface of the Earth. As hot air rises, cooler air moves in to fill the void. As long as the sun shines, the wind will blow. And as long as the wind blows, people will harness it to power their lives.

Wind is a clean source of renewable energy that produces no air or water pollution. And since the wind is free, operational costs are nearly zero once a turbine is erected. Mass production and technology advances are making turbines cheaper, and many governments offer tax incentives to spur wind-energy development.

Industry experts predict that if this pace of growth continues, by 2050 the answer to one third of the world's electricity needs will be found blowing in the wind.


Wind energy systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems available.  Depending on your wind resource, a small wind energy system can lower your electricity bill by up to 100%.  They can also help you to avoid ever rising and expensive electricity prices.
 
Solar PV systems and Wind Energy systems compliment each other and can help you to become completely independent of fossil fuel energy.

 

 

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