Harness renewable energy from the wind
Renewable energy that you can get from the wind is clean, affordable, domestic, and effectively infinite. Similar to solar, it produces no emissions and results in cleaner air and water for all.
Today, people are realizing that WIND POWER “is one of the most promising new energy sources” that can serve as an alternative to fossil fuel-generated electricity.
AGPS is accredited and qualified to provide you a site wind assessment, monitor and assess wind data, assess your electrical load requirements and select an appropriate Wind Turbine for your on-grid or off-grid system.
Wind Turbines harness the power generated by the wind. They are becoming more popular as the cost of energy keeps increasing more people and businesses are looking for ways to reduce and possibly eliminate their power costs.
We offer Horizontal and Vertical Wind Turbine sizes ranging from 1kw to 50kw (single turbine) and cluster turbines up to 100s of kw.
Unlimited wind power
Wind energy has been used for centuries to move ships, pump water and grind grain. In the twentieth century, windmills were commonly used across the Great Plains to pump water and to generate electricity.
Wind energy is generated by converting wind currents into other forms of energy using wind turbines.
Wind is air in motion caused by natural factors like the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun, the rotation of the earth and the irregularities of the earth’s surface.
Winds are generated by complex mechanisms involving the rotation of the Earth, the heat capacity of the sun, the cooling effect of the oceans and polar ice caps, temperature gradients between land and sea, and the physical effects of mountains and other obstacles.
Lessening our dependence on fossil fuels is critical to the health of all living things, and wind energy can do just that
Wind power is now the world’s fastest growing energy source and has also become one of the most rapidly expanding industries.
This will be the next major step for this technology and will result in a dramatic increase in decentralized electricity generation.
An estimated of almost 3 billion kWh of electricity produced by Australia’s wind machines annually displace the energy equivalent of 6.4 million barrels of oil and avoid 1.67 million tons of carbon emissions, as well as sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions that cause smog and acid rain.
Wind turbines do not release emissions that pollute the air and they do not require water for cooling.
In other words, more wind power means less smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gas emissions.
How is wind energy used in Australia?
Australia has some of the world’s best wind resources along its south-western, southern and south eastern margins. More isolated areas of the eastern margin also have excellent wind resources.
In Australia, wind energy is primarily used for electricity generation. Wind energy is also used to pump bore water, particularly in rural areas. There is good access to available onshore wind resources and there are currently no known plans to develop offshore wind projects in Australia.
Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source for electricity generation in Australia, and its current share of total Australian primary energy consumption is currently almost 4%.
Take advantage of having your own renewable energy from the wind power
Using wind power has its many advantages. It provides skilled jobs for people in rural communities, replaces environmentally harmful energy sources, and is inexhaustible.
It will never be subject to embargoes or ‘price shocks’ caused by international conflicts and unlike oil fields; wind energy is renewable, year after year, forever.
Not only does wind power provide a clean source of electricity, it helps keep electric rates low and protects consumers against fossil fuel price volatility.
Large scale applications of wind energy
For utility-scale sources of wind energy, a large number of wind turbines are usually built close together to form a wind plant. Several electricity providers today use wind plants to supply power to their customers.
Stand-alone wind energy applications
Wind turbines can also be used as stand-alone applications, or they can be connected to a utility power grid or even combined with a photovoltaic (solar cell) system.
Stand-alone wind turbines are typically used for water pumping or communications. However, homeowners, farmers, and ranchers in windy areas can also use wind turbines as a way to cut their electric bills.
Small wind systems also have potential as distributed energy resources. Distributed energy resources refer to a variety of small, modular power-generating technologies that can be combined to improve the operation of the electricity delivery system.
Economical wind electric water and pumping features:
- No batteries required
- Conventional 3 phase pumps run directly on the wind generator
- Large battery bank avoided
- Large inverter avoided since pump runs directly on WEG
- Small Battery Bank & inverter to support light duty loads
- 5 hp to 2.5 hp pumps
- Long cable lengths as high as 1-2 Km possible
Use of wind power have been around for almost 1500 years
The first known use of wind power was in 5000 BC when people used sails to navigate the Nile River. Persians had already been using windmills for 400 years by 900 AD in order to pump water and grind grain.
Back then, but it was not imagined that wind power would become affordable enough to compete with fossil fuels.
We have been harnessing the wind’s energy for hundreds of years. Today, the windmill’s modern equivalent is called a wind turbine and it can use the wind’s energy to generate electricity.
Windmills may have even been developed in China before 1 AD, but the earliest written documentation comes from 1219. Cretans were using literally hundreds of sail-rotor windmills to pump water for crops and livestock.
Wind turbines, like windmills, are mounted on a tower to capture the most energy. At 100 feet (30 meters) or more aboveground, they can take advantage of the faster and less turbulent wind. Turbines catch the wind’s energy with their propeller-like blades. Usually, two or three blades are mounted on a shaft to form a rotor.
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