|MLA Citation:||Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 997"|
How Everything Works 17 Jan 2018. 17 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=997>.
The blades don't keep this newly acquired energy. Instead, they do work on a generator. The generator, which consists of a rotating magnet that spins within stationary coils of wire, uses this energy to generate electricity. The amount of power that a windmill generates depends on the wind speed and the windmill's size, but large windmills can generate in excess of a million watts of electric power.