MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 262"
How Everything Works 22 Jul 2018. 22 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=262>.
262. Are there any objects that use compressed air to create electricity?
Moving air is used to create electricity: wind-powered generators. Compressed air is usually created with electrical power, so using it to generate electricity would be inefficient. But wind-powered generators are a common sight in some parts of the country. The wind blows on the turbine blades, doing work on them and providing the mechanical power needed to turn a generator. The generator converts this mechanical work into electrical energy.

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