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How do wind turbines work?

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“Wind is a powerful source of energy on our planet. In fact, many of us have seen it in action, propelling sailboats across open seas or turning the blades of a farm’s windmill to grind grain or pump water. Modern wind turbines are basically sleeker, higher-tech versions of the windmills of the past, but instead of using the wind to do farm work, they’re designed to convert wind energy into electricity.”

From NOVA PBS, enjoy this explanation of how wind turbines work, what challenges wind power faces, and why this renewable energy source is so important to our sustainable future.

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