Wind turbines are a recognizable renewable energy technology.

This technology harnesses the energy from wind to turn the turbine blades, which then turns a rotor to generates electricity. This video describes the process and how it works. Wind turbines and wind farms have the capacity to produce a large percentage of electricity demand, especially in the Midwest, where winds are strong and consistent. Other nations are already tapping this resource; for example, Germany provided 15% of its electricity needs from wind power in the first half of 2018.

 

Resources:

Project Drawdown

WINDExchange (from the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy)

Wind Energy Foundation

American Wind Energy Association

Clean Grid Alliance