Wind energy is energy collected from motion caused by heavy winds. Wind energy is collected in turbines with propellers that spin when the wind blows and turn the motion of the propeller into energy that can be used in the electrical grid. Wind energy is a clean, renewable energy
source that is abundant in windy areas. Large wind farms are often located outside of cities, supplying power for electrical grids within the city.
Wind turbines come in a variety of sizes that can be used to supply power to individual buildings or feed electricity into a grid system. They must be located above nearby buildings and trees to work effectively for a home or building. Considerations to be taken when installing a wind turbine include location, average wind speed, the height of the surrounding buildings and trees, and the building’s connection to the electrical grid.