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Wind energy installations range from large commercial wind farms to smaller developments, ideal for generating power for a household, farm or local community.

A single 2.5MW wind turbine can generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of over 1,400 households, make 230 million cups of tea, or run the average computer for well over 2,000 years.

Depending on local wind speeds, a turbine will generate electricity 70–85 per cent of the time. Find out how they work.

The combined output of UK wind farms however show less variability, due to differences in wind speeds over the country as a whole.

Learn about some of the people who work in the industry.



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