Knowing where wind turbines are used effectively will help you to best understand how they can be implemented in new locations.
The European Countries
For many years, Europe has been coping with the question of renewable energy. Since they have limited natural resources in the area, they have had to turn to alternative methods of creating electricity in the European Union. In Denmark, it’s clear that wind power has been one of the main solutions. All along the coastline of Denmark and the Netherlands are not only wind turbines, but also windmills, helping to create clean and renewable energy. Other European countries which are taking advantage of the benefits of wind power include:
- Republic of Ireland
While there are other European areas which use wind turbines, it could be reasonable to say that these countries not only understand the positive impact of wind energy, but they also are active in their part to help preserve natural resources.
Spreading around the World
However, it seems the wind energy usage of Europe is not being lost on other parts of the world. The flat farm areas in the Central Valley of California in the United States also have a number of wind turbines creating electricity. These turbines are all along the mountains, as that’s where the most wind can be found. Other areas of the United States install these turbines along ridges and deep in valleys, hoping to secure more wind power to help power up companies, villages, and cities.
The main concern for wind turbine placement is the presence of wind, of course. The windier the area, the better the wind collection will be. Putting a windmill in a less than windy place would not be efficient. However, there are still environmental concerns with wind turbines as some argue that they can disrupt the migration patterns of birds as well as be disruptive to the landscape.