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wind turbine:

see under windmillwindmill,
apparatus that harnesses wind power for a variety of uses, e.g., pumping water, grinding corn, driving small sawmills, and driving electrical generators. Windmills were probably not known in Europe before the 12th cent.
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Wind turbine

A device that converts the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that can be used to drive equipment such as pumps. The addition of a generator allows the wind’s kinetic energy to be converted into electricity. There are two types of wind turbines: horizontal axis turbines, with blades that rotate about a horizontal axis, and vertical axis turbines, with blades rotate about a vertical axis.

wind turbine

[′win ′tər‚bīn]
(electricity)
An advanced type of windmill designed to convert wind energy into electrical energy.
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Lisa White, a Family Housing spokeswoman, said: "We are currently evaluating the efficiency of domestic wind turbines and the suitability of homes in the Summerfield neighbourhood for the fitting of the turbines.
A city council spokeswoman said the domestic wind turbine would be the first in the city and the authority had not yet received any other applications.
Last month a homeowner in Oxfordshire was ordered to switch off his pounds 20,000 domestic wind turbine following complaints from neighbours that it was too loud.
SIR - Martyn Shrewsbury says we can have a domestic wind turbine for a cost of pounds 500 per kW installed (Letters, October 11).
The minister was responding to parliamentary questions submitted by Labour MP Fraser Kemp after a constituent who wanted to install a domestic wind turbine encountered considerable difficulties.
There are even plans to install a domestic wind turbine and sell surplus electricity back to the national grid.
Helen Winter, director of planning at the council added: "The planning permission granted included the erection of a nine-metre high domestic wind turbine but the applicant later decided not to erect the turbine and to connect the property to mains electricity.
Withdrawn: * S Quinn, 6kw domestic wind turbine on 15 metre mast, land adj to Shays Laith Farm, New Hey Road, Scammonden.
A couple from Hastings Hill in Sunderland also lost their appeal for a domestic wind turbine on the gable of their bungalow in a cul-de-sac.
I AM trying to buy a domestic wind turbine suitable for a private property?

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