Wind power is an alternative way of providing electricity, although the cost is higher than paying for a traditional electric provider. This, however, has not stopped many from using this natural source. Denmark is at the top in manufacturing and using wind turbines and it consistently creates over 20% of it's electricity with wind power. Wind power is used, however, throughout the United States and other countries on a much smaller scale than those of the larger energy companies.
Wind power has been used for generations in remote areas and when driving through the country you may see a large wind turbine sitting in an empty fields or even nearer to an old farmhouse. A wind turbine may use a type of grid energy storage system the will store the energy to be used at a later time. The wind turbines themselves can range from a 400 watt generator to be used for residential purposes to enough to be used for wind farms or offshore. The small turbines will have direct drive generators, direct current output, and are usually used on farms and smaller residences.
One of the main arguments for using wind power is that it is a renewable resource, meaning it can not be depleted like other fuels, such as coal. Wind power does not produce any toxic substances such as carbon dioxide or any type of air pollution so it is considered to be a clean energy source.
The fact is that, while wind power may not save a ton of money quickly, it can certainly help to save it in the long run by saving earth's other resources that may be depleted in the future.