Capturing the natural energy of the wind produces wind power. Wind turbines—those tall, three-bladed towers you might have seen as you drive through agricultural areas—convert that energy into electricity. Single wind turbines generate electricity for nearby homes, while larger wind turbines grouped in wind farms can power several thousand homes. There are also offshore wind farms that take advantage of the strong, consistent winds of the coastlines.
As with solar energy, in recent years, wind power has become more affordable, with technological advancements and increased demand for renewable energy.
- Vertical axis wind turbine for residential commercial and industrial
- solar mill (wind-solar hybrid system)
- wind farms