What Do Wind Turbines Power?

What Do Wind Turbines Power?

Wind turbines, formerly called windmills, work by converting energy from wind into mechanical power. This energy can be used to power homes, schools, office buildings and more or used to complete a task such as pumping water from a well. It can fully power, or supplement, conventional forms of energy.

Benefits to Wind Energywind turbine parts

There are many benefits to using wind turbines to harness the power of wind energy. Some include:

1) Wind is a clean, domestic and renewable energy source. Nothing needs to be mined from the ground and it doesn’t create pollutants or emissions that can harm the environment.

2) Wind turbines can be tailored for a variety of users, from a single homeowner to large schools or buildings. Some homeowners even make their own wind turbines for fun or to supplement solar or other energy sources.

3) Wind turbines can provide, or supplement, power in remote locations where reliable power might not be available.

Wind turbines help the economy. In many rural areas farmers and ranchers allow wind plant owners to place turbines on their land and may receive rent or other incentives and tax credits. Because wind turbines are tall and not wide, they don’t need a big, dedicated footprint. This means the land around the turbine can still be used for farming or cattle grazing.  Wind energy also creates jobs around the country. As the industry continues to grow more jobs are created. It is estimated wind facilities in the US have created 75,000 jobs.

According to energy.gov, the United States increasing its wind power capacity 30% each year which means more jobs are created as more industries see the benefits of wind energy and the demand increases.

BGB Supports Wind Energy

We manufacture high-quality parts to support the wind industry. We were the first slip ring manufacturer to design a dedicated wind turbine slip ring for hub control systems. Our wind industry products include slip rings for pitch and hub control inclusive of fiber optic rotary joints for high speed data transfer, generator slip rings, and shaft grounding and lightening suppression systems.

As leaders in the field we are always innovating and improving products for customers in many industries. Click to read more about BGB in the wind industry or see our products.

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