The large wind turbines that you may see when you look out into to the countryside aren’t just there to cause an eyesore – they’re responsible for making approximately 44.2% of the UK’s total power capacity installations.
Wind energy is renewable and good for the environment, meaning that the resource in which electricity is generated will never run out – unlike when we’re burning fossil fuels.
Most modern wind turbines have three blades and turn anti-clockwise. Typically, they’re computer controlled in order to keep the turbine facing the way in which the wind is being directed.
We share how wind turbines actually work and why they are a great source of energy for your home: