Wind Power

Posted by on Friday, July 15, 2016

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, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, uses no water, and uses little land.

Wind farms consist of many individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmission network.

Onshore wind is an inexpensive source of electricity, competitive with or in many places cheaper than coal or gas plants.
Wind power gives variable power which is very consistent from year to year but which has significant variation over shorter time scales.



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