Two Myths and One Truth About Wind Turbines

Two Myths and One Truth About Wind Turbines

From the cost of turbines to one U.S. senator’s suggestion that “wind is a finite resource”

By Kat Eschner

smithsonian.com – June 15, 2017

Wind power has a long history. Back in 900 B.C., the Persians were using windmills to pump water and grind grain, writes the Department of Energy. Still, the windmill’s use in generating electricity has produced some incredible myths and misconceptions. Here are a couple of the biggies, along with one big truth: