Science 101: How do windmills generate power?

by: William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

This is a timely question given that you can now buy your own windmill (or more correctly, wind turbine) for residential use. More on that later. Using windmills to generate electricity makes sense once you understand how we generate electricity. So let’s figure that out after a brief history of windmills.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2009Stock # sc09_046_09_55Volume 046Issue 09

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