How Does a Wind Turbine Work and What Does it Take to Build One?

What is a wind turbine made of? What is a wind turbine and how does it work? What is a wind turbine, and how does it make electricity? What is a Turbine Controller built from?

Wind

Wind electric turbines generate electricity for homes and businesses and for sale to utilities. Wind turbines being manufactured now have power ratings ranging from 250 watts to 5 megawatts (MW). Wind plants can range in size from a few megawatts to hundreds of megawatts in capacity. Wind power plants are “modular,” which means they consist of small individual modules (the turbines) and can easily be made larger or smaller as needed. Wind turbines are fundamentally different from fuelled power plants in this respect.

Energy

Energy from the wind turns the turbine’s blades around a rotor. Energy produced by the generator after being transformed by automatic systems which aim is to adjust quality of energy to requirements of the National Power System, is delivered to distribution systems. Air has mass, and when it is in motion, it contains the energy of that motion (“kinetic energy”). Some portion of that energy can converted into other forms mechanical force or electricity that we can use to perform work. TOP Turbine subsystems include: a rotor, or blades, which convert the wind’s energy into rotational shaft energy; a nacelle (enclosure) containing a drive train, usually including a gearbox* and a generator; a tower, to support the rotor and drive train; and electronic equipment such as controls, electrical cables, ground support equipment, and interconnection equipment.

Turbine

Turbine subsystems include: a rotor, or blades, which convert the wind’s energy into rotational shaft energy; a nacelle (enclosure) containing a drive train, usually including a gearbox* and a generator; a tower, to support the rotor and drive train; and electronic equipment such as controls, electrical cables, ground support equipment, and interconnection equipment. Turbines are monitored continuously via a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. Turbine and generator operation are continuously monitored via a SCADA system, and any conditions which might affect turbine operation are immediately reported back to a central monitoring facility.

Power

Power from two 660kW wind turbines enhances the quality of supply in the surrounding rural electrical grid. Power plants that run on fossil fuel or nuclear power typically have capacity factors of 80-90%. Power plants emitted 70% of the sulphur dioxide, 34% of carbon dioxide, 33% of nitrogen oxides, 28% of particulate matter and 23% of toxic heavy metals released into our nation’s environment, mostly the air. Power production depends upon local wind, height of the turbine and outdoor temperature.

Conclusion

With your own Turbine Controller, your home can generate energy by using wind power and which would consequently lower your electricity bills Many people now have windmills so powerful they are selling the energy back to the electric companies, you can do this as well and make big $.

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