A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production
of electricity. A large wind farm may consist of ...
Basic information on wind energy and wind power technology, resources, and
issues of concern.
People started using wind power centuries ago with windmills, which pumped
water, ground grain, and did other work. Today's wind turbine is a highly evolved
Wind is caused by huge convection currents in the Earth's atmosphere, driven by
heat energy from the Sun. This means as long as the sun shines, there will be ...
Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, with a global
... (You can see U.S. wind farm locations on the U.S. Geological Survey's ...
Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or
three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main ...
Wind energy is a form of solar energy. Wind energy (or wind power) describes
the process by which wind is used to generate electricity. Wind turbines convert ...
We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old
Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping
How Wind Energy Works, part of the energy 101 series. Information on
renewable energy, including wind and solar power; nuclear-power safety issues
Wind energy facilities convert energy from the motion of wind into electricity that
is sent to energy consumers via electric transmission systems.