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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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TURBINA ENERGY AG is a company based in Unterhaching (near Munich), Germany, which specializes in the production and distribution of micro wind turbine systems (<20kW) as well as solar hybrid systems.
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.
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.
We are optimistic that this exciting micro wind turbine project at the Palmdale Sam's Club and another pilot location will be successful and that the micro turbines will be installed, operated and maintained while helping to lower our operating costs," said Kim Saylors-Laster, vice president,Energy at Walmart.
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 report also looks at the power and size of wind turbines along with a look at small wind systems, large wind turbines, mega wind turbines as well as micro wind turbines.
It is decentralising the whole energy system down to the individual, house or business premises by means of solar panels and micro wind turbines, as well as CHP, biomass etc.
County Hall officials are assessing a number of school sites where it is proposed to build micro wind turbines to generate electricity.
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