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?

Creates an influx of quality jobs: a jump from around 700,000 currently to over 1 million by 2025
Reduces the costs spent on importing fossil fuels so those dollars can support domestic infrastructure
Provides incentives for new businesses to invest in areas covered by clean energy due to available lower operational costs

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?

We purchase renewable energy certificates from local, regional and/or national wind farms on your behalf to offset the energy that you consume every month.
Your utility company will still deliver the energy to your house, read your meters, and send you your bill. We are listed as the supplier and there is nothing else you have to do.
Your home or business will actively support more clean power getting into the grid without needing to change your lifestyle. It’s as simple as that!
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