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Wind energy

Wind energy is a source of renewable energy where electricity is generated by harnessing the natural power of the wind.

What are the uses of wind energy?

Wind energy is used all over the world, primarily for electricity generation both onsite and for transporting to the grid. Wind energy is also used globally to pump water, predominantly in regional areas.

FFI_Wind_USES_500px_v1_Turbine Wind turbines
FFI_Wind_USES_500px_v1_Mill Windmills

At Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) we aim to develop wind energy resources to support the establishment of renewable green energy and green product industries around the world.

We can drive these industries, powering the global economies and creating jobs as we transition away from fossil fuels.

We know there will be many key markets for renewable green hydrogen in the coming decade and by building on our existing supply chain capabilities and market access, we see an exciting opportunity for us to be at the forefront of developing an export market for renewable green hydrogen.

How is wind energy used to make green hydrogen and green ammonia?

A wind turbine is a tower, topped by an enclosure called a nacelle and a propellorlike rotor. The nacelle houses an electrical generator, power control and other mechanical equipment, connected to the rotor blades.

Wind striking the rotors blades cause it to spin and when wind speeds are high enough, the rotational energy in the rotor is converted to electrical energy in the generator.

This electrical energy is transferred to a transformer and substation where its voltage is increased, allowing it to be sent via transmission to power the processes behind green hydrogen and green ammonia production.