Wind energy is included in the energy sources which are called renewables and does not emit any carbon dioxide to the atmosphere during production. Another advantage with wind power is that no fuel is needed, since the energy is produced from natural resources.
Wind power plants extracts energy through the wind which enables the wind turbine’s rotor blades to spin. The rotor blades are in turn connected to a generator and when the rotor blades begins to spin so does the generator which then can produce electricity from the kinetic energy.
The picture below shows the different components of a wind turbine.
The wind turbines have the last couple of years developed towards larger dimensions, both when it comes to height and rotor diameter. A larger rotor diameter allows turbines, also in locations with low wind speed, to produce a larger amount of energy. This is positive, as it means that fewer wind turbines are needed to produce the same amount of energy as before. Other factors which affects the electricity production from wind turbines are capacity, tower height, geographic location and wind speed.
Wind power is a fast growing production method in the Nordics as well as globally. Do you want to read more about wind power visit these sites:
Svensk Vindenergi: https://svenskvindenergi.org/