Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy from wind into mechanical energy. When used with an electrical generator, the rotation of the wind turbine’s blades turns a shaft to produce electricity. There are two basic types of wind turbines: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis.
Horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT)
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Horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) have a two or three blade rotor that rotates about a horizontal axis. The...
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