Q&A: Wind power

Where does wind power come from, and what are the arguments for and against wind farms? Jessica Aldred reports

What's the history of wind energy?

For centuries, people have harnessed the wind's energy for power, to sail ships (the ancient Egyptians) or to power windmills to grind grain (the Persians). The Dutch are famous for their windmills, which have formed the basis for the design of the modern wind turbines that we see today.

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