|The power of wind
The use of the wind as an energy source has
increased greatly over the past few years.
The rapid growth will continue for years to
come. Wind energy is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to make electricity. With extremely low emissions, wind energy is very clean and very safe. Investing in wind energy fosters rural economic development in many parts of Iowa
and neighboring states. It provides an additional source of income for farmers and their nearby communities.
Unfortunately, the wind does not blow all the time.
When it does blow, wind speeds vary making wind energy hard to depend on. But now wind-generated electricity will become
more reliable through a process called compressed air energy storage (CAES). CAES becomes the
large-scale "battery" that stores electricity created by wind facilities.
Learn about the Iowa Stored Energy Park