Wind Energy Pros and Cons


If you are considering using a wind turbine in Scotland to power your home, you have probably done a lot of research on the subject. You might be feeling overwhelmed by all of the information. This concise list will sum up all of the pros and cons of wind energy so that you can make a fair and balanced decision.


  1. Wind energy is clean energy. You don’t need nasty chemicals, coal, or oil to create wind energy. Wind energy doesn’t release any harmful pollutants into the air.
  2. Wind doesn’t cost a penny. You have to pay for coal, oil, and electricity, but wind is free. Wind is also present anywhere you live. It is there for you, so you might as well make use of it.
  3. Wind is a renewable resource. It will always be available for our use, and it won’t run out like coal or oil.
  4. You will save money by using wind power because you won’t have to pay the utility company. What you might not realise, though, is that you might even earn more money by using wind energy. If your wind energy system creates more power than your home needs, that excess power goes back into the grid for use by others, and the utility company will pay you for it.
  5. The price of creating wind energy has dropped significantly over the last few years, and it continues to come down as it becomes more popular.
  6. The savings that you gain from using wind energy allow you to recover the cost of installing your wind energy system in a short amount of time.
  7. You don’t have to own your own wind turbine in order to use wind energy. Since a wind turbine can create enough electricity to power many homes, you can purchase your electricity from a utility company that uses wind energy.
  8. You may be eligible for a tax incentive or rebate in exchange for installing a wind energy system.
  9. If you own a farm or other land, you can rent that land to a wind farm. You can earn a substantial amount of money by doing so.
  10. The wind energy industry has created new jobs in an expanding, green industry.
  11. Wind energy makes you less dependent on foreign suppliers of oil.



  1. Wind isn’t totally predictable. If the wind isn’t always providing enough energy to meet your needs, you may have to rely in part on the utility company.
  2. Extreme weather can damage your wind turbine, particularly lightning.
  3. There may be local ordinances that regulate the installation of wind turbines.
  4. You need to have sufficient land in order to install a wind turbine.

Clearly, there are many advantages to using wind energy to power your home. If the idea of switching to wind energy appeals to you, call the professionals at Windpower Technology. We have expert technical knowledge of wind turbines, so we can give you the expert advice that you need to help you choose the turbine that is right for you. We will come out to your home and perform a free, comprehensive assessment of the site in order to fully understand your situation. We will also guide you through the process of gaining the necessary approvals in order to have a wind energy system installed. We will walk you through every step of the process. When you are ready to make the change to wind energy, let the experts at Windpower Technology help you.