A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.. Wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis. The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning si
A wind turbine includes: turbine blades – propellers with two, three or five blades mounted on the horizontal shaft (this gives higher output than when they are mounted on the vertical shaft) and made of a lightweight material such as carbon fibre, fibreglass or wood, that is strong enough to resist wind forces.
Wind turbine efficiency is a useful parameter for comparing performance of wind turbines to other wind turbines.Comparisons of wind turbine efficiency to the efficiency of other forms of power generation is meaningless and misleading (which is worse than meaningless).
You may have seen this photo online recently of EDF's floating offshore vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) called "Vertiwind." It has a nameplate capacity of two megawatts. The Vertiwind will be part of EDF-EN's offshore wind farm project called Inflow, which the European Commission is ...