Wind energy can transform our cites and towns
The investment in renewable energy and wind power in Rhode Island will enable domestic energy production which benefits the state’s energy security, surrounding environment and the local economy.
How Wind Energy Works
When wind blows past a turbine, the blades capture the energy and rotate. This rotation triggers an internal shaft to spin, which is connected to a gearbox increasing the speed of rotation, which is connect to a generator that ultimately produces electricity. A wind turbine is equipped with wind assessment equipment and will automatically rotate into the face of the wind, and angle or “pitch” its blades to optimize energy capture.¹