In western Oklahoma we came upon 100's of large wind turbines on a ridge in the prairie. I looked into wind power and the facts are pretty impressive.
Wind spins the large blade, which turns a shaft connected to a generator that produces the electricity. Each turbine generates enough electricity to supply 600 homes with electricity.
Wind energy industry is booming. Worldwide use has more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2006.
Countries that utilize wind power most:
3. United States
States that have the most wind turbines:
Texas, California, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma
Wind is plentiful. Wind power is a clean, renewable resource. It produces no air or water pollution.