Our Work

“We plan to help Rhode Island completely transform and diversify its energy portfolio in the coming years.”

WHAT IS WIND POWER?

Wind power captures the natural wind in our atmosphere and converts it into mechanical energy then electricity. Today’s wind turbine is a highly evolved version of a windmill. Modern wind turbines harness wind’s kinetic energy and convert it into electricity. -awea.org

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. -awea.org

BENEFITS OF WIND ENERGY

Wind energy is a clean, renewable form of energy that uses virtually no water and pumps billions of dollars into our economy every year. Wind energy helps avoid a variety of environmental impacts due to its low impact emitting zero greenhouse gas emissions or conventional pollutants and consuming virtually no water. -awea.org

WED’s cornerstone of success is our hands on approach, attention to detail, and personal consideration.