Wind Power vs Solar Power

The difference between Wind Power and Solar Power

We should all be conscious about the world we are living in. The earth goes warmer day by day due to the damage the ozone layer receives. There are a lot of reasons on what causes this, one of those is the pollution that coal emits when burned. Coal is probably the most popular energy source, this maybe because of its price. Although it is indeed cheap, we need to find alternatives to save the earth, some of which are Wind and Solar power.

Wind Power

Wind power is one of the popular alternatives. Electricity can be generated when the turbines turn due to the strength of the wind. Now obviously, wind power is available day or night, compared to solar energy which can only be taken advantage of during broad daylight.

Solar Power

Even though solar power can only be generated on daytime, it has some advantages as well. If you plan to charge your laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or any other gadget you have, it would only need a few solar cells to generate the amount needed to do so. On the other hand, if you compare it to wind power, bringing a small wind power would be so impractical and maybe not enough to generate the desired energy needed. There are two ways to generate Solar energy, one is to solar panels and the other is to generate energy through steam. It basically runs when the rainwater that is stacked on one container gets heated up by the sun and then turns to steam.

Brief Summary:

-Wind power can be generated most of the time, day or night, while Solar power can only be generated during the day.
-Wind power is used mechanically while Solar power can be used either mechanically or electrically.
-Solar power can also be used to power vehicles.
-Wind power does not eat up that much land space than compared to Solar power.

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  • Linda

    Thanks for the explanation, really interesting to read about.

  • Tfeazel

    “The earth goes warmer day by day due to the damage the ozone layer receives.The earth goes warmer day by day due to the damage the ozone layer receives.”

    This statement from the first paragraph of this article is untrue, and has been untrue for more than a decade.

    Global Warming has become more political than scientific, and care must be taken when making statements about the tendencies of the Earth’s climate. Most of the conventional wisdom about climatic tendencies is fraught with error brought on by the politicization of climate science.