Energy from the wind? How does that work?
The simplest way to think about it is to consider that a wind turbine works in exactly the opposite way to a fan.
Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, turbines use the wind to make electricity.
The wind turns the blades, the blades spin the shaft and this connects to a generator, which is where the electricity is made. A generator is a machine that produces electrical energy from mechanical energy, the opposite of an electric motor which turns electric energy into mechanical motion.