About Wind Energy
The power of the wind has been harnessed for thousands of years. The earliest known use of wind power was the
sailboat. As technology has advanced, the wind has been used for grinding grain, pumping water, and providing
electricity to farms beyond the reach of power lines. Today, wind farms use the energy contained in prevailing
winds to generate electricity for homes and businesses.
About the Virtual Plant Tour
From the history of wind energy to learning how a wind turbine is controlled. Start your tour by selecting any of the numbered icons to view specific operations and examine each phase at
your own pace. Select Grand Tour to view the tour start to finish.
For clarification of terms used in the tour, view our Glossary of Terms