Wind Farm Contractors in Higher Demand than Ever

Oct 31, 2014
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Wind turbines Scroby Sands (19)A fact known by many within the industry but still not accepted by enough is that wind energy is on the up and should be the standard for garnering energy resources. There are many reasons for this but one of the main points boils down to just how much more economical it is when compared to others.
Wind farm contractors have also been in high demand as there have many new constructs popping up all over the world and particularly in the UK. As coal and gas resources dwindle, governments are all trying to come up with an alternative method for energy and wind energy is one of the most viable.
This is because, unlike nuclear energy, it does not affect aspects such as air quality and does not pose such an intense health and safety risk. In addition, it is a more financially suitable option as a recent report suggests. Onshore wind farms cost €105 per MW/h and offshore costs €125 MW/h. When you compare that to the costs of coal at €233 MW/h, there’s only one winner.
“Renewables are regularly denigrated for being too expensive and a drain on the taxpayer. Not only does the commission’s report show the alarming cost of coal but it also presents onshore wind as both cheaper and more environmentally-friendly,” said Justin Wilkes of the EWEA.
The increase in demand for wind energy is so great that Greenpeace believe 20% of the world’s energy could be supplied from wind resources by 2030 if the next 16 years shows continual growth. A 530% increase is possible as people look to more cost effective solutions, claims Steve Sawyer of GWEC: “Wind power has become the least-cost option when adding new capacity to the grid in an increasing number of markets, and prices continue to fall.”
Wind energy currently makes up just 3% of the world’s energy resources but with the possibilities afforded by places such as Brazil, Mexico and South Africa for new wind farms, there is plenty of room for improvement over the next decade and a half.
“Despite decades of heavy subsidies, mature coal and nuclear energy technologies are still dependent on similar levels of public support as innovative solar energy is receiving today,” Frauke Thies, the policy director for the European Photovoltaic Industry Association said.
“The difference is that costs of solar continue to decrease rapidly. If the unaccounted external costs to society are included, the report demonstrates that support to fossil fuels and nuclear even by far exceeds that to solar.”
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