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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.
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.
He said the market for micro wind turbines was nonetheless promising, although a number of wind industry companies had failed.
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.
The company has launched the Arista Power Charger 300 line of man-portable, three-bladed micro wind turbines, designed to provide battery charging capability at remote and off-grid locations for military and other applications.
A STORM is brewing over moves to build 25 micro wind turbines on farmland bordering the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
DIY chain B&Q has withdrawn micro wind turbines from its shelves after a recent study carried out in the Midlands showed they only delivered a fraction of the electricity claimed by manufacturers.
New council buildings are to be greener with the use of renewable energy systems such as solar panels and micro wind turbines.