How to create electricity from thin air

Wind turbines use cutting-edge technology to create clean energy.
How to create electricity from thin air

Have you ever wondered how a wind turbine is able to generate electricity from nothing but the breeze?

SaveOnEnergy has created an animated infographic that explains just how it’s done. Although wind turbines may seem simple from the outside, they’re actually complicated machines that use advanced technology to create clean, affordable energy. Take a look for a better understanding.


animated infographic

Graphic courtesy of Save on Energy.

Note that since SaveOnEnergy created their infographic, new information shows even better job and U.S. wind industry growth. Wind energy now supports 88,000 well-paying American jobs and Iowa has moved into second place with over 6,000 megawatts of installed capacity.


Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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