How Wind Turbines Work to Provide Alternative Energy

Wind turbines take advantage of the climate in windy areas, essentially capturing the wind to produce energy for that area. This idea of capturing the wind isn’t new. We have used the flow of wind to provide energy for years. Look at examples such as sailboats, kites, and even generating electricity.

I ran across a brief but effective explanation of how wind turbines generate energy.  In their post, it states that “Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity.”

This is an alternative method to produce electricity as opposed to the more common methods we are using now that deplete the natural resources of our environment.

There are many different factors to wind turbines as well. They vary in size, type, and even structure. I encourage you to check out the link below to explore just how these energy generators can help us consciously reduce our dependancy on our environment in ways that deplete the natural resources.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_how.html

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