Wind turbines work on a simple principle: instead of using electricity to make wind—like a fan—wind turbines use the wind to make electricity. The wind turns the propeller-like blades of a turbine around a rotor, which spins a generator, which creates electricity. As you can see from the presentation below, Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. In simple words, the wind turns the blades, which causes the axis to rotate, which is attached to a generator that produces DC electricity, converted to AC via an inverter that can then be passed on to power your home or office factory area.