Wind energy, commonly recognized as an environmentally friendly and renewable energy resource, has experienced major developments since its inception. The harnessing of energy through this resource is said to be one of the best alternatives to non-renewables like coal and fossil fuels in many countries. However, developments in wind energy have not come very far in tropical countries like Malaysia. This paper seeks to provide an overview of the possible impact wind energy could have on the local energy industry, its influence on the economy as well as the direct and indirect effects on the environment. Also, the potentiality and practicality of harnessing wind energy in Malaysia are discussed.