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The wind is a powerful source of energy that's been used for thousands of years. The ancient Polynesians used wind to power their sailing boats across the seas, and windmills were first developed in Persia in 500-900 AD to grind grain and pump water. Today, we still capture the power of the wind for energy. This is called wind power. Like the sun, wind is renewable, which means it will never run out. California and Texas generate or make most of the wind power being used in the United States. In California, it is possible to see wind generators on hillsides. They look like giant pinwheels!

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