Friday, April 1, 2011

How do wind turbines work

BY MALLORY COATS Wind turbines are usually found in places with higher wind speeds or flat land. These places include Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas, Arizona and Iowa among others.
Wind energy is similar to energy from water. When water or wind moves fast enough it creates kinetic energy. That makes the turbines move and then it generates electricity. Then the turbines store that energy for later use. To understand wind energy you also need to understand wind. Wind is created when the sun heats up the ground. Then the warm air around it rises and mixes with the cooler air to create wind.

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