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The term “wind energy” usually refers to the generation of [[Energy|electricity]] from the wind.
 
The term “wind energy” usually refers to the generation of [[Energy|electricity]] from the wind.
  
In the typical [[Wind turbine|horizontal-axis 3-blade design]], each blade is more rounded on one side so that the kinetic energy of the wind creates a vacuum in the same way that an airplane wing works. The blades are thus pulled around and turn the rotor hub on which they are mounted, which turns a turbine that generates electricity.
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In the typical [[Wind turbine|horizontal-axis upwind 3-blade design]], each blade is more rounded on one side so that the kinetic energy of the wind creates a vacuum in the same way that an airplane wing works. The blades are thus pulled around and turn the rotor hub on which they are mounted, which turns a turbine that generates electricity.

Latest revision as of 14:37, 27 November 2021

The term “wind energy” usually refers to the generation of electricity from the wind.

In the typical horizontal-axis upwind 3-blade design, each blade is more rounded on one side so that the kinetic energy of the wind creates a vacuum in the same way that an airplane wing works. The blades are thus pulled around and turn the rotor hub on which they are mounted, which turns a turbine that generates electricity.