• Question: How do wind turbines work?

    Asked by grew021ace to Olga, Madhumidha, Connor, Canice, Aruna, Anthony on 6 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Anthony Newell

      Anthony Newell answered on 6 Mar 2020:

      Wind turbines have a generator connected to the blades which spin when the wind blows. These generators are connected to the electricity grid and give us power like other generators.

    • Photo: Aruna Chandrasekar

      Aruna Chandrasekar answered on 8 Mar 2020:

      when the blades of the windmill move, they create mechanical energy that is used to spin a shaft inside the windmill. A transformer then converts this mechancal energy to electrical energy, which is transmitted to our homes using an electrical line, so we can enjoy clean and green energy at our doorstep.