by Tori Riggs
Because of all of the spring wind lately, it seems like a good idea to talk about wind energy and how it works. Using wind turbines to generate energy is a fairly simple process. First, wind energy is picked up by a turbine and the turbine converts the wind's kinetic energy into mechanical energy. From there a generator turns the mechanical energy into electricity. While wind energy is relatively easy to find an change into electricity, building wind turbines can be expensive and the wind doesn't blow all the time and everywhere.
For more information on wind energy and wind turbines, please visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/wind_how.html