Wind energy offers unique benefits to communities that many other forms of electricity generation do not. Firstly, they utilize a clean source of fuel, one that does not produce toxic emissions. Secondly, wind turbines have a very small footprint, which allows landowners to continue using their land for its intended purpose. Thirdly, wind energy requires little maintenance work compared to other forms of energy generation and the turbines generally have a 25-year lifetime.
Wind energy also offers increased property tax revenue for local municipalities and regions, while also offering long-term fixed payments for those landowners who host energy infrastructure (which includes turbines, cabling, switchyard equipment, etc). Local businesses, contractors, and labourers benefit from the development and construction of wind farms through increased opportunities for local employment.
Given the various benefits offered by the development of wind energy, it was only inevitable that wind technology be adopted around the world. By installing cost effective, clean sourced energy, communities all over the world are embracing wind.