Have you always wondered how wind turbines work? Some people call them wind mills and others call them wind generators but the proper name for them is a wind turbine. In today’s article, I’ll be introducing you to the miracle of generating electricity with nothing more than the power of the wind that mother nature provides us with freely.
How Does Wind Energy Work?
Let’s get right to it and talk about how it is possible to generate electricity with the power of the wind. First, you need to understand a very simple principle. If you apply electricity to an electric motor, the shaft on the motor will spin. Interestingly enough, if you reverse the process and spin the shaft on an electric motor, electricity will come out of the same wires that are used to power the motor. Now that you understand this, you understand most of how wind turbines work to generate electricity.