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The cost of wind vs. solar energy

We want to provide services that save the environment and save costs in doing so – renewable energy is a sustainable way to accomplish that. The cost of solar energy vs wind energy is a continuous debate in the environmental community. Which has more benefits in the long-term and what can be done to save energy service providers and developers’ costs? Heloo m good and you 

Wind energy vs solar energy? Factors to consider

Both solar and wind-powered energy are excellent sources of renewable energy with unique benefits. The cost of each source however differs and when it comes to a sustainable and cost-effective service, wind energy has benefits that outweigh its expenses. We take a look at the factors influencing this choice below:

Installation 

The installation of solar panels is undoubtedly convenient as the electrical current from the solar panels does not need further labor costs beyond basic installation. Solar panels, however, does not work effectively if it is not placed in an area that gains the most sunlight. This may be costly to arrange in residential areas and areas with unpredictable weather patterns. 

Wind turbines are easier to install and are often located in any available open area for optimal effectiveness. Costs are lowered in country areas where the installation is significantly easier due to a lack of obstruction and better weather conditions. 

Power generation

Solar energy has a history of producing more energy, however, with an increase in technological advances in wind design and taller turbines with longer blades, more energy is being harvested, resulting in an increased speed and power generation overall. 

Wind energy is a popular option for utility services and developers that operate within larger areas that need a powerful and reliable source of energy to power a large surface area. Wind turbines are extremely effective in this regard to source more energy from reliable renewables – they produce more energy than solar panels and also release less CO2 into the atmosphere, resulting in a sustainable and cost-effective option. 

Tax incentives

Utilities have been benefiting from federal tax incentives that encourage renewable strategies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to stem climate change. This has had a great impact on investment toward wind farms and developers. As long as there aren’t potential changes to the tax system, the economics of wind energy is seen as a more favorable source of renewable energy.

Maintenance 

Wind turbine maintenance is timely and effective compared to other sources of renewable energy. Wind turbine gearboxes come with an easy-to-follow maintenance guide that experts can make use of should unpredictable issues arise. Not only do experts help with maintenance but they have the technology to predict turbine failure before it becomes a costly problem. Although costs are affected by maintenance, wind turbines that are checked at least once or twice or year are more likely to avoid breakdowns and the expensive costs that could potentially come with it.

The impact of maintenance on wind energy

With wind turbine manufacturing on the rise and powering more industries in the US, the question of wind vs. solar energy is easier to answer. Wind energy is one of the most sustainable and affordable ways to provide power for decades to come. Wind turbine maintenance helps to reduce costs that may arise should a wind turbine ever break down, thus saving money on expensive installation, labor, and downtime. 

Our experts at Anemoi Services suggest investing in wind turbine maintenance for sustainable long-term success. When it comes to wind turbines and their maintenance, our safety-trained supervisors are readily available to offer your business guidance and support every step of the way to ensure you receive the most affordable and rewarding service. For more information on our services, contact us today!