Increased Interest in Wind Farms To Generate Electricity
Date : Mar 16, 2020
Author : DR A Zayed
A third of the globe’s currently installed electricity system comes from renewable energy. Based on reports, the demand for wind farms has increased from 29% in 2018 to 32.5% the year after. By 2030, wind farms have the possibility to generate a staggering 70% of the entire renewable energy, stated IWEA (Irish Wind Energy Association) in their 2019 report.
Here, we will focus on all you need to know about renewable energy, wind farms and why it matters.
Renewable wind energy has established its foothold in current power technology. According to statistics, 2/3 of the electricity capacity around the globe recorded in 2018 came from renewable sources of energy. Solar and wind energy accounted for 84% of the total renewables, not only in specific regions but all around the world.
In fact, since 2015, offshore wind power has doubled. The developing economy has allowed Oceania to increase its renewable energy installments, with the fastest growth rate registered at 17.7%. Asia is second quickly catching up with 11.4% and Africa, with 8.4% registered in 2018.
This strong growth of “renewable energy: how a third of electricity comes from the wind,” has become a trend. For the last couple of years, the shift to renewable sources was registered in many countries, stated Adnan Z. Amin, the director at IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). But, to get more evident results, particularly for climate change, this deployment has to happen faster.
The Benefits of Wind-Generated Electricity – Why It Matters?
In recent years, more and more investors have shown interest in wind farms. This type of energy continues to integrate itself into our current electricity system. But, the use of this renewable energy source won’t come to an end anytime soon.
There are countless reasons as to why businesses use wind farms as a renewable source of energy. For the regions that do transform their electricity system, they can use wind energy to its full potential. Industries can use it to decarbonize the economy in specific countries and reap plenty of socioeconomic advantages.
Here are the benefits of using wind-generated energy:
– It’s environmentally-friendly
– Removes the need to rely on imported fuel
– Provides more jobs in rural areas
Based on Global News Recharge, 40% of the current population across the globe has trouble getting clean drinking water. But, by 2030, the air can become a problem. It’s crucial that we make a successful transition to renewable energy. Not only will it provide people with cheaper access to electricity, but it will also reduce the emissions of carbon in the air. This can be extremely beneficial for tackling climate change, stated the CEO at Markus Tacke, Siemens Gamesa.
Secondly, The companies that do rely on wind energy, like Ireland, for example, don’t have to import as much fuel as other countries will. Therefore, it’s efficient and gets rid of the reliance on purchasing more fuel. Finally, it opens more employment possibilities, particularly in rural areas.
What Happened to Non-Renewable Energy?
For the last five years in Europe, Oceania, and North America, the use of non-renewable energy has reduced by 85GW. These are the most recent records registered in 2010. But, in the Middle East, it has boosted by 100GW and in Asia by 725GW, during the exact same period. In other words, records show that non-renewable energy doesn’t have any trend that points out whether it will go downwards or upwards from here. What is recorded, however, is that wind energy has plenty of potentials and a bright future in the current industry.