Types of wind power
The major types of wind power include:
- Utility-scale wind, which are wind turbines larger than 100 kilowatts and distribute generated electricity to a power grid. This power grid distributes the electricity to users and consumers.
- Distributed wind, which includes turbines that deliver electricity to a home, farm or business.
- Offshore wind, which includes wind turbines near bodies of water around the world. These turbines were not found in the United States as of November 2014.
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