Wind Turbines

What are they?

·         Generators that are turned by the power of wind blowing past them

How do they work?

·         Wind turns the blades

·         Blades are attached to a rotor which spins a generator to produce electricity


·         Produces power using a clean, renewable source

·         Once it is set up, power generation is free


·         Some areas do not have enough wind to justify wind turbines

·         Intermittent power source

o   Can be solved through use of batteries

·         High initial installation costs