Wind turbines are used to produce energy by capturing the kinetic energy present in wind. A wind turbine has three main parts: 1) the turbine (which consists of rotor blades and the rotor), 2) the shaft, and 3) the generator. The rotor blade acts as a barrier to the wind and movement of wind causes this blade to move in a circular motion. The rotor blade is attached to a shaft, which then turns a generator that produces electricity.
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Both horizontal axis and vertical axis wind turbines are available. Vertical axis wind turbines have fewer problems with noise, wildlife, and visual impact. For more information about turbine basics, calculating power requirements, design considerations, incentives and rebates, wildlife concerns, aesthetics, social impacts, and regulatory requirements please refer to WorleyParsons report available on the BEES website.