How Wind Power Works
Learn more about renewable energy.
What is wind energy?
Wind energy refers to the electricity generated from turbines that are spun by wind power alone.
How does wind energy work?
Imagine a fan, but reversed. Instead of using electricity to power a fan’s blades, a wind turbine uses the power of wind to generate electricity. The spinning blades turn a shaft that connects to a rotor. This action is what produces electricity.
What are the benefits of wind energy?
What's a REC?
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities that demonstrate 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy was produced from a wind farm.
The more RECs that are purchased, the more valuable clean energy generation becomes, leading to more production and more renewable energy on the grid.
What happens when I switch to clean energy with Inspire?
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