Wind Energy Facts – Learn How Wind Energy Works
1. Currently, over 340,000 wind turbines are operating on the planet Earth.

2. The first used windmill found in history is in China, which dates back to 2000 BC.

3. Alta Wind Energy Center situated in California is the largest wind farm in the world & includes 586 wind turbines
4. London Array is the largest sea wind farm that includes 175 turbines, located in the outer Thames Estuary.

5. Most of the wind turbines are installed offshores or on the prairies because they receive constant strong winds.
6. Wind energy is the largest job-producing source of energy when compared to other renewable energy sources.

7. The largest wind turbine’s prototype, built in Denmark, can produce about 8 Megawatts of power, enough to power 3000 American households.
8. The US has in total more than 57,000 wind turbines installed, which contributes about 4.7% of total generated energy.

9. “Wind Turbine Technician” is the fastest-growing job in the US, according to the department of labor.
10. Windmills and wind turbines work differently. The first one converts wind energy only to a mechanical form of energy while the latter converts it further to electricity.

11. Wind turbines installed closely at a particular location is known as a wind farm or a wind park.
12. Wind turbines make incredibly little noise, and you can speak with someone right next to them without getting disturbed.

13. In 2013, wind energy contributed to about 90% of the entire households of Spain regarding energy consumption.
14. Usually, the wind turbines are 200 meters tall, and their blades can rotate at a speed of 200 mph.

15. Albert Benz, a German physicist, introduced the concept of wind energy in 1919 for the first time in history.
16. A wind turbine is more complicated than a traditional windmill, with over 8000 different components installed.

17. Wind energy contributes to about 20% of the total energy produced in Denmark and Portugal.
18. You can find the largest wind turbines installed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, whose height is as long as a 20 stories building.

19. An average wind turbine installed onshore can power up to 1500 households in the European Union.
20. An average offshore wind turbine can power more than 3300 households in the EU.

21. You can install a small wind turbine at your backyard to power your house or even a small business.

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