Wind Energy

SCPPA's Wind Projects


Wind energy is a form of renewable energy produced from the sun's uneven heating of the Earth's surface. Wind energy is produced when wind flows against wind turbine blades causing them to begin rotating. The turbine blades are connected to a drive shaft that turns an electric generator, resulting in the production of electricity. The amount of energy that can be produced by wind varies based on the position of the turbine, rate of wind speed, and frequency of wind. Because it does not produce air or water pollutants, or require water for cooling, wind energy has a small environmental footprint when compared to many other energy sources.