Wind power refers to the production of electricity using the kinetic energy of air in motion. When rotating the wind turbine’s blades, this kinetic energy is than changed to rotational energy, producing electricity from the connected generator through electromagnetism. First harnessed in the 1830s, electricity was generated from wind power through rudimentary turbines by engineers in the United Kingdom and the United States. However, it was in Denmark that the modern wind power paradigm was developed at the turn of the 20th century.
Since then, wind power became one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies in the world. Growing year on year in capacity, electricity generated, and production – onshore and offshore wind power now accounts for 16% of energy generated from renewable sources. This alone is enough to signify the potential of wind power and, due to falling costs, the confidence industry leaders have placed in wind has seen production of wind electricity double between 2009 and 2013.