Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wind energy companies

The number of wind energy companies has increased by a significant number over the last few years. The main factor that has contributed to this growth of wind energy companies is the fact that wind energy is a potential alternative energy source that can generate electricity and can also be put to many other uses.

On the basis of the amount of electricity generated, wind energy companies can be divided into two categories. Commercial scale wind energy companies are the ones in which the amount of electricity generated by wind energy is greater than 100 kilowatts. The purpose of electricity generation in commercial scale wind energy companies is the sale of electricity to earn profits. In these companies a number of wind turbines are installed and connected to a grid system to provide the generated electricity for commercial purposes. These wind energy companies can offer a variety of services like manufacturing and installing wind turbines, wind resource assessment, installation of wind farms, supply of equipment and other insurance and financial services.

The small scale wind energy companies are also known as house and farm wind energy companies and the electricity generated by these companies is less than 100 kilowatts. The electricity so produced is used in house by the wind energy companies and not sold for commercial purposes. In these companies only a single wind turbine is installed that generates electricity to meet the needs of a single household or a slam farm. The services offered by small scale wind energy companies are limited and include turbine manufacture and installation, equipment supply etc.

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