What is Wind Power?

Wind power captures the natural wind in our atmosphere and converts it into mechanical energy then electricity. People started using wind power centuries ago with windmills, which pumped water, ground grain, and did other work.

What is a wind turbine?

Today's wind turbine is a highly evolved version of a windmill. Most wind turbines have three blades and sit atop a steel tubular tower, and they range in size from 80-foot-tall turbines that can power a single home to utility-scale turbines that power hundreds of homes.

How do wind turbines work?

Modern wind turbines harness wind's kinetic energy and convert it into electricity.