is produced by using wind generators to harness the kinetic energy of wind.
, like windmills, are mounted on a tower to capture the
most energy. At 100 feet (30 meters) or more above ground, they can take
advantage of the faster and less turbulent wind.
Wind turbines can be used as stand-alone applications, or they can be
connected to a utility power grid or even combined with a photovoltaic
(solar cell) system. For utility-scale (megawatt-sized) sources of wind
energy, a large number of wind turbines are usually built close together
to form a wind plant, also referred to as a wind farm
Came across an informative article on triplepundit.com Wind Power: Pros and Cons
- good read.
However, wind energy could be generating more power with airborne farms
NASA and a few private companies are venturing higher to harness the strength of wind power.
Resources for above info:nrel.govalternate-energy-news
There's more info on wind energy on energy.gov website