Harnessing the Wind and Sun


Country MoonWhether we like it or not, change is the name of the game. Nothing ever stays the same and, in today's world, this is especially true how we meet our energy needs. As governments mandate us to have more and more of our energy come from renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, the emphasis has turned more toward wind and solar power.

Lately, in my neck of the woods, there have been some intense discussions to the pros and cons of putting wind and solar farms on farmland in the area. Most folks are pretty much for or against the development of solar and wind power, there are not too many middle-of-the-roaders on this issue.

I, for one, have long been a proponent of developing both these types of renewable energy. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is because I am definitely against nuclear power.

Yes, it does provide clean energy, as long as there are no accidents. There are 38 operating nuclear plants around the Great Lakes, the world's largest bodies of fresh water. That alone should be cause for concern.

As with anything, there are pros and cons and wind and solar energy are no different. There is also a lot of propaganda out there, both for and against, so it pays to get the facts.

Since my area is right in the midst of this controversy, I have found a few facts which I would like to share. If nothing else, they will be a starting point for anyone whom this concerns to launch their own research. Pertaining to different issues, here are some facts:

1/29/2020 7:56:06 AM

1. Do you believe that power from solar panels or windmills, won't be transmitted over "high Power" lines? The manufacture of "Clean Energy" products does produce toxic byproducts, the more you rely on these products, the more toxic byproducts will be produced. You remind of the nuclear energy people, oh it's not in the air, and it's out of sight, so it must be better. Stop ignoring the real impact on our environment. 2. There is really no need to go further, This article is nothing but a propaganda piece to make you and others feel good about yourselves. Oh, and how it's good to make money off leasing / selling land.

6/17/2019 6:11:32 PM

I thought this article was going to be about opting between Solar and/or Wind Power to provide Electricity for your house and/or homestead/farm, Not about the Pros and Cons of leasing your land to Solar and Wind Power companies for Solar and/or Wind farms. It is a well written article and it provided good information.

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