Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electrical power.
Large wind farms consist of hundreds of individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power network. Offshore wind is steadier and stronger than on land, but construction and maintenance costs are considerably higher. Small onshore wind farms provide electricity to isolated locations.
Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions.
Denmark is the country leader in wind energy, generating more than a quarter of its electricity from wind.