What are the steps that wind energy goes through to generate power or electricity?

1 Answer
Nov 10, 2015

Wind energy is converted to electrical energy by wind turbines which spin in the wind and drive electrical generators.

Wind energy #-># kinetic energy #-># electrical energy


The wind first impacts the wind turbine, transferring some of its kinetic energy to the turbine. The turbine is shaped so that this energy acts to make the wind turbine turn. This turning turns a shaft which is connected to an electrical generator or dynamo, which converts the kinetic energy of the turning to electrical energy.