Save the planet and some money by switching to Wind Power

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Save the planet and some money by switching to Wind Power

Most of today’s electricity is being produced using carbon based fuel. This means both pollution and rise of global temperature. Fortunately we have access to green technology and we can save the planet and some money by switching to Wind Power, for example.

Switching to Wind Power for your house requires an investment of about $15,000 for a sixty feet wind turbine. It is not a cheap investment to make, but over time this sum is recovered in the form of cheap bills to your local electric company. Also, if you somehow manage to produce more than your house can consume, you can go to the electric company and sign a contract with it, selling them your surplus of electricity. This way you will recuperate your investment even faster. Even if maintenance costs are about one cent per kWh, they take up little space on the ground, provide an unlimited energy source and have no direct environmental effect, Wind Power is primarily orientated towards big investments, due to the expensive costs to set up cost-efficient wind turbines.

If you have time to spare you can actually build your own small wind turbine, thus reducing the overall cost and perhaps enjoy creating something useful for both you and the environment. Most components can easily be found at your local hardware store. One thing to keep in mind though is that you must first talk to your local authorities about your project and make sure you don’t break any law. Also you should talk to your neighbors so there won’t be any later complains.

These are some ways you can both save the planet and some money by switching to Wind Power. Committing to green technology resources is something to consider if you have no problem in making a long term investment and really want to lift some of the weight that pollution has on world’s health.