Renewable Energy Stock Image: Wind Turbines in Dry Grasslands
A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical power. Strong winds sweep over grassy highlands in eastern Washington State near the Columbia Gorge on a blustery spring day, with the turbines shown in the distance. Unlike western Washington, the climate in the eastern part of the state is dry due to the rainshadow created by the Cascade Mountains. This area also has both hotter summers and colder winters, with little rainfall, but few severe storms.