Wind Power


Wind generated electrical power is the conversion of wind energy into electrical energy. Using wind turbines attached generators the energy of the wind is harnessed to produce electrical energy. By the end of 2006 wind generated electrical power accounted for 1% of world-wide electricity use.

Large scale wind farms, connected to the electricity grid, are used to supplement the electrical supply to large towns and cities. Individual turbines, such as the one shown on the right, are used to provide electricity to isolated areas.

Wind energy is, renewable and clean. It produces no greenhouse gases.

A major disadvantage of wind generated power is the intermittent nature of wind.

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