Renewable Energy

How do wind turbines generate electricity?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. In essence, the wind turbine collects kinetic energy from the wind and transfers it to the generator. The blades on the turbine turn as the wind blows. As these blades move, they rotate a shaft connected to the rotor of a generator. The spinning magnets of the generator convert that rotational energy into electricity.

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