How does wind power get converted into electricity?



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    Wind power works by harnessing the kinetic energy of the wind and it does so by spinning an electric generator. An electric, or electromagnetic generator has within it a mechanism that moves a permanent magnet through a coil of electrically conductive wires. The act of passing a wire through a magnetic field places an electrical current on the wire; the faster you move the magnet back and forth, the more voltage is generated. This is the same way power plants generate electricity, except the difference is that power plants use a fuel source to boil water, which creates steam that then spins internal “wind” generators to move their magnets. Windmills can generate power best where there is a constant breeze if not ferocious wind, but can essentially work anywhere, which makes wind farm and onsite wind energy a viable option for so many people.

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