how do wind turbines work?
A brief guide to how electricity is generated from one of the UK’s most abundant renewable sources: wind.
One of the most popular questions people ask us is how is our renewable electricity generated. The simple answer is through wind, sun and rain – but this doesn’t really paint the whole picture.
How do we turn energy from the sun, wind and water into clean electricity to power our homes? Here’s (almost) everything that you need to know about generating electricity from the wind.
How do wind turbines work?
How much electricity can a wind turbine create?
How efficient is wind power?
Why is the UK particularly well-suited to wind power?
Another added bonus is the low carbon footprint that is created in building wind farms – it’s one of the smallest among new renewable generators.
How much of the UK’s electricity comes from wind power?