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    Thursday, April 07, 2016

    How Wind Works

    Good Question: How Does Wind Energy Work?

    John Lauritsen, April 5, 2016 (CBS Minnesota)

    “…[W]ind can be turned into electricity to help power our homes…[T]urbines have several key parts: the tower, the rotor, the blades and a white box on the back called a nacelle…[with sensors that can] pivot the rotor to face the wind…Once in place, a generator inside the turbine takes the wind energy and turns it into electricity. That electricity is then transported through cables down the tower and onto the grid…A rotor area usually covers about two football fields when it is spinning…One wind turbine can power more than 1,000 homes in the United States.” click here for more

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