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Basic Wind Turbine Design

Learning Objectives

  • Define wind
  • Discuss some factors that affect wind
  • Identify two classifications of wind turbines
  • Describe the components that typically comprise the drive train on a wind turbine
  • Describe the basic wind turbine design currently used in the production of electricity

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50 Minutes

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how a wind turbine harnesses the kinetic energy in wind and converts it into useful mechanical energy.  In addition, you will be able to identify the principle components that comprise a typical, modern wind turbine.