Wind energy

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Wind turns the blades of a turbine, which drives an electrical generator that produces electricity for export to the grid.

According to the Clean Energy Council, wind power is currently the cheapest source of large-scale renewable energy.

Advancing wind turbine technology

Wind turbines are getting larger and more efficient. They also use intelligent technology so that fewer turbines are needed to produce the same energy.

In 2018, Australia's wind farms produced 33.5 per cent of the country's clean energy and 7.1 per cent of the country's total electricity generation.

The wind energy investment is now more than $8 billion in Australia - creating almost 5,000 jobs.

Source: Clean Energy Council