Wind Farm Developments

Wind Energy

How does it work ?

 

Wind energy, its is generally accepted, is currently the cheapest renewable energy source, and involves the generation of electricity from the naturally occurring power of the wind.

Wind turbines capture wind energy within the area swept by their blades, proportional to the wind speed cubed, up to the designed maximum blade speed. The blades in turn drive an electrical generator to produce power for export to the grid.

The diagram below refers.

 
wind farm pic
 

1. The wind turns the rotor of the turbine from which electricity is generated.

2. The turbine is connected via a substation and transformer to the local electricity distribution and or transmission network

3. Consumers then use the electricity in their households and or their businesses.