Wind energy is the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping, or sails to propel ships. Wind energy is a form of solar energy. Wind energy describes the process by which wind is use to generate electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. A generator can convert mechanical power into electricity.
The wind is a green energy source. Wind turbines can convert its kinetic energy into electricity. Wind turbines use the wind's kinetic energy to generate electrical energy that can used in homes and businesses. Individual wind turbines can used to generate electricity on a small-scale to power a single home
A wind turbine works like a high-tech version of an old-fashioned windmill. The wind blows on the angled blades of the rotor, causing it to spin, converting some of the wind's kinetic energy into mechanical energy. Sensors in the turbine detect how strongly the wind is blowing and from which direction. The rotor automatically turns to face the wind, and automatically brakes in dangerously high winds to protect the turbine from damage.