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Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, ...

Wind Energy Basics


Basic information on wind energy and wind power technology, resources, and issues of concern.

Wind 101: the basics of wind energy


Wind power captures the natural wind in our atmosphere and converts it into mechanical energy then electricity. People started using wind power centuries ago ...

American Wind Energy Association: AWEA


A lobbying force for wind development and voice for wind manufacturers in the United States. Includes wind energy information.

NREL: Learning - Wind Energy Basics


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 water ...

The Energy Story - Chapter 16: Wind Energy - Energy Quest


Wind can be used to do work. The kinetic energy of the wind can be changed into other forms of energy, either mechanical energy or electrical energy. When a ...

Interesting Wind Energy Facts | Wind Energy Foundation


Wind mills have been in use since 2000 B.C. and were first developed in China and Persia. #3. Wind power is currently the fastest-growing source of electricity ...

Wind Energy Basics | Department of Energy


Learn more about the wind industry here, from how a wind turbine works, to the new and exciting research in the field of wind energy.

Wind Power Information, Wind Power Facts - National Geographic


Learn about Wind Power and other alternative energy sources with National Geographic.

About Wind Power / Why Wind Power - CleanTechnica


While we've been harvesting energy from wind for several decades, it is only in the last few years — as the world has become more concerned about global ...

Wind turns the blades of a turbine, which in turn spin a shaft that is connected to a generator. This produces kinetic energy, which the generator uses to produce electricity.