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Wind Energy Basics

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“Once called windmills, the technology used to harness the power of wind has advanced significantly over the past ten years, with the United States increasing its wind power capacity 30% year over year. Wind turbines, as they are now called, collect and convert the kinetic energy that wind produces into electricity to help power the grid . . .”

Explore US DOE EERE’s “Wind Energy Basics” Website includes links to How Wind Turbines Work, How Distributed Wind Works, Advantages and Challenges of Wind, Wind Energy Use Throughout History, Current Research and Development, Wind Energy Benefits (slideshow), and Wind Energy Impacts (slideshow)

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