Since a long time ago, ancient people had known the benefit of wind to help their life easier. In Babylonia and China, for instance, nearly 4000 years ago the inhabitants of two regions used the power of the wind to pump water for their crops. While in Europe in middle ages, people used wind power to grind grain for their food. In modern living, wind power is used for greater benefit.
In certain region of the world which receives lots of wind, German for instance, uses the wind power to generate electricity. As time goes by, when people start to realize how useful it is to ?farm? wind and apply its energy for supporting modern life, companies called wind power manufacturers begin to establish their businesses.
Wind power in short term is a way of how we use the wind energy converted into other form of useful energy, such as electricity. The conversion process done by machines called Wind Generators (25km/h). They consist of blades or turbines or propellers which turn the generator to load the energy storage. Then the Wind power manufacturers place the machines in areas which receive great wind-the coast, top hills or plain areas-to maximize wind farming. The process itself is similar to battery charging.
The wind power contributes about 1.5% of electricity usage in the year 2008. Some countries have shared penetration of their wind power use in high levels. Denmark, for example, reached 19% of its stationary electricity production from wind power. Spain and Portugal has 11% of it, while German and Ireland got 7%. At the beginning of 2009, eight more countries (some of them are China, Canada, India, and Mexico) use the power of wind for their commercial sectors.
In USA, Texas is counted as the best region in installing wind power over 1,000 Megawatts. It stands right in the second place after California in wind farming.
List of The Wind Power Manufacturers
Farming the wind seemed to be a promising business. From time to time the rise of the companies which dedicated to manufacture wind power is doubled in numbers. Here are the three of the well-known wind power manufacturers:
Vestas (Vestas Wind System) is one of the biggest wind power manufacturers in the world. It provides full range of products in turbines systems. Vestas has plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, Windsor and Colorado.
2.GE Energy (United States)
GE is also one of the leading wind turbine suppliers in the world. It has more than 8,000 wind turbine installation in worldwide which manufacturing in Germany, Spain, China, Canada, and the United States.