Basics of Wind Energy

Wind energy

What is wind energy?

Wind energy (or wind power) refers to the process of creating electricity using the wind, or air flows that occur naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. Modern wind turbines are used to capture kinetic energy from the wind and generate electricity.

There are three main types of wind energy:

How wind turbines work

When the wind blows past a wind turbine, its blades capture the wind’s kinetic energy and rotate, turning it into mechanical energy. This rotation turns an internal shaft connected to a gearbox, which increases the speed of rotation by a factor of 100. That spins a generator that produces electricity.

Wind energy is inexhaustile and infinitely renewable. It's simple but it's true.-Larry Flowers

wind turbines in grassy field