What is wind?
What is a wind turbine?
A wind turbine is a system
which transforms the kinetic energy available in the wind into mechanical or
electrical energy that can be harnessed for any required applications.
Mechanical energy is most commonly used for pumping water. Wind electric
turbines generate electricity that can be utilized locally or transported to the
desired location through grid.
What are the different configurations of Wind
There are two
basic configurations of Wind Turbines. One is Vertical axis wind turbine and
the other is Horizontal axis wind turbine. The horizontal axis turbine has seen
technological and economical growth and it has become the commonly used
commercial turbines on large scale and the vertical axis turbines are still in
the demonstration purpose and small scale applications.