What is wind energy?


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Wind energy is a form of electricity that is created by wind turbines. Wind energy is used as a mechanical power that is transformed into electricity, with the use of a generator.

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Energy that is created by bulk-powered wind turbines is either directly used or placed onto the nation's power grid and stored for future use. Smaller single turbines can be used to provide energy to homes that are located in areas that do not have access to the electrical grid.

The wind program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, works to create land-based and offshore wind power, in an effort to create clean energy power that is renewable and cost effective.

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