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The term “wind energy” typically refers to the generation of electricity from the wind.
 
The term “wind energy” typically refers to the generation of electricity from the wind.
  
In the [[Wind turbine|typical horizontal-axis 3-blade design]], the kinetic energy of the wind creates lift on one side of the blades in the same way as an airplane wing. The blades thus 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 3-blade design]], the kinetic energy of the wind creates lift on one side of the blades in the same way as an airplane wing. The blades thus turn the rotor hub on which they are mounted, which turns a turbine that generates electricity.

Revision as of 16:55, 19 August 2017

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

In the typical horizontal-axis 3-blade design, the kinetic energy of the wind creates lift on one side of the blades in the same way as an airplane wing. The blades thus turn the rotor hub on which they are mounted, which turns a turbine that generates electricity.