How Wind Turbines Work

How do modern wind turbines work? Detailed descriptions with pictures explaining how wind turbines operate are contained here. This category also contains news and information on new wind turbine technology.

How Wind Turbines Work

September 23, 2008

The basic components of a wind turbine are as follows:

1. Rotor – three blades, mounted on a hub – typical rotor diameters are 80 90m for today’s larger machines. Blades are usually made from Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) and incorporate lightning protection measures. The picture below shows a single blade being transported to a wind farm site.

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