Hybrid power was added on the 2 kW solar and energy efficient pilot – wind energy at night and solar energy during the day. Mark Snyder, Cherokee WindPower and IINA Solutions designed a ruggedized 1 kW wind generator resistant to the intense cyclonic winds common on Navajo land. Navajo Niyol Wind Generator is the first Navajo wind product licensed to IINA Solutions by Native company, Cherokee WindPower from Kansas. The energy efficiency pilot house in Canyon Diablo has a remarkable 3 kW solar and wind system combination.
Wind energy helps us conserve water. With many states, particularly in the Southwest, facing crippling droughts, wind energy can help. That is because unlike many other energy sources, wind uses no water while generating electricity. Wind energy has a comparatively small effect on birds and other wildlife. Wind power is far less harmful to wildlife than traditional energy sources it displaces—including to birds, and their critical habitats.
Wind energy is a renewable source of energy and does not produce any pollutants or emissions during operation that could harm the environment, other than those required for maintenance. Wind power is one of the cleanest and safest methods of generating electricity. Wind farms can be created to trap wind energy by placing multiple wind turbines in the same location for the purpose of generating large amounts of electric power.
In the United States, more homes and businesses are discovering the power of wind energy is a clean, pollution free, abundant and free source of energy. Crucially, it is a renewable energy source unlike fossil fuels which are non renewable and cause pollution. Wind energy could save $108 billion in cumulative public health costs by cutting deadly air pollutants, including preventing 22,000 premature deaths.