wind power

For thousands of years, humans have relied on the power of wind to sail across oceans, pump water, and grind grain. About a hundred years ago, the Dutch began to use their powerful windmills to generate electricity. Today, these electricity-producing windmills, or wind turbines, are found in open, windy spots around the world.

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