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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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Micro wind turbines work very well in light winds, but when there is a storm they tend to spin faster, and that can put a lot of pressure on their generators.
We are thrilled to be the first to demonstrate micro wind turbines in a retail environment and pleased this project complements other wind and solar installations in California," said Paul Stone, seniorvice president of Sam's Club's West division.
The DIY chain has invested pounds 150,000 in funding a separate study of micro wind turbines in the UK, to be carried out by Southampton University in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust.
The micro wind turbine stands just over three meters (nearly 10 feet) tall with a bladespan of 1.
OTCBB:IGDC), today announced the installation of its first Mag Power micro wind turbine on United States soil.
The company now also develops custom solutions with local partners to provide roof-mounted and parking lot systems that are easily augmented by micro wind turbine technology and other innovative features to supply renewable energy.
The company intends to develop custom solutions with local partners to provide roof-mounted and parking lot systems that are easily augmented by micro wind turbine technology and other innovative features to supply renewable energy.
The company now also designs and installs custom solutions with local partners to provide roof-mounted and parking lot systems that are easily augmented by micro wind turbine technology and other innovative features to supply renewable energy.
The company now also designs and installs custom solutions with local partners to provide roof-mounted and parking lot systems that are augmented by micro wind turbine technology and other innovative features, including geothermal.
The types of projects financed under the arrangement could include voltage optimisation, freezer upgrades, solar PV, solar thermal and roof-mounted micro wind turbines an innovative new renewable technology to harness wind power in urban environments.
However, such analyses for micro wind turbines (MWTs) are not required to be fulfilled due to the low cost of installation [3].