Using renewable wind energy in cities is possible with the proper infrastructure and energy routing design.
Cities and Energy Usage
One of the biggest problems in cities, especially larger ones, is energy consumption. Without a continued energy supply, the city shuts down, businesses shut down, and the city can’t be profitable. But since cities don’t tend to have a lot of space for renewable energy solutions, it seems that cities might always need to be powered by traditional electrical sources. However, renewable wind energy can be used in cities if there are outlying areas where wind turbines can be placed. In doing so, the cities can then use the electricity created in another place to make sure the city continues to run as needed.
Creating Wind Farm Locations
Ideally, cities will want to head to lesser populated areas to install wind farms and other renewable energy production sites. Though solar power panels can be easily installed onto the tops of rooftops, wind energy tends to be less costly and more effective in terms of consistent energy production. An energy routing system which can transport the electricity produced into common electrical lines may be possible, helping to add renewable energy to the system without changing any of the electrical company structures.
Cities can utilize renewable energy sources like wind energy, though just like most things in a city, it will need to be brought in instead of simply created within the city limits.