• Question: how do wind turbines convert the wind into electrical energy

    Asked by LaurenCooper to Anne on 8 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Anne Green

      Anne Green answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      The energy in the wind is first turned into the mechanical (i.e. moving) energy of the blades. A generator then changes the mechanical energy into electrical energy by moving electrical charges in a magnetic field.