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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

This video provides a simple introduction to wind turbines and how they generate electricity.

Video length: 2:16 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • Can be used in conjunction with this Teachers' Domain activity from the CLEAN collection: As the Rotor Turns.
  • About the Content

    • While this video covers the basics of wind energy technology, there is no discussion of social, environmental, and economic impacts of wind turbines.
    • Comments from expert scientist: The resource is simplistic, and its okay as an introduction.

    About the Pedagogy

    • This video can be used to complement other wind and renewable energy activities.

    Technical Details/Ease of Use

    Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEAN

    Index to all videos by the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: http://www.energy.gov/eere/videos
    Entered the Collection: January 2013 Last Reviewed: November 2016

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