Why Wind Power?
Businesses, schools, farms, and municipalities around the world are choosing to make their own electricity from the wind. The reasons are as varied as the individuals, but the following are the most popular benefits that drive the purchase of a wind turbine.
A STABLE – AND LOW – COST OF POWER
While no one can predict fluctuations in the price of electricity, most experts believe that prices will continue to rise. When you generate your own power with a wind turbine, you take control of your electricity and guarantee a lower price for 20 years or longer. By investing in wind power, you can safeguard your operational budget against volatile and increasing costs of energy and free up money for other investments.
Between the federal Investment Tax Credit program and the ability to claim depreciation on wind turbines, an investment in wind power today translates to real value tomorrow.
When you generate your own power, you are a little less dependent on the grid. Many wind turbine owners are thankful for the power they know they will have when the wind blows, and some use windy times to ramp up their energy-intensive operations.
THE “GREENING” OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNITIES
Organizations that utilize wind power are highly valued by discerning consumers and community members. Your wind turbine will be a visible manifestation of your values, and in the case of a business could put you at a competitive advantage in the eyes of consumers who want to support sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses.
Wind power is a clean and renewable source of energy. Wind turbine owners feel good about their role in helping to fight climate change.
A NEW SOURCE OF INCOME
Wind turbines produce energy all year round and depending on your state’s laws, you may be able to sell excess power back to the grid.