What it is

Aeolian energy is the energy that derives from the wind.
Men have used its power since ancient times to navigate or to move windmill blades, to grind cereals, to squeeze olives or pump water. Only in the last few decades wind energy has been used to produce electricity.
The word “Aeolian” comes from Aeolus, the Greek god of wind, whose name “aiolos” means “fast”.
Electric power is obtained by exploiting the kinetic energy of the wind that makes the propeller blades move. These are connected to a generator that transforms mechanic energy (blade rotation) into electric power. These modern windmills are called aerogenerators.

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