Category: Wind

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Design

When most people think of wind turbines they think of the most common form which is the horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT). Today I’ll be introducing you to a design that is radically different and these devices are known as “vertical axis wind turbines”. First let’s talk about the differences between these two designs. In a typical horizontally oriented design the rotor blades are situated perpendicular to the direction of the wind and the shaft of the motor is parallel to the wind. In a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), the blades are vertical or parallel with the pole or…

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Wind Power Pros and Cons To Help You Plan Your Renewable Energy System

There’s no doubt that planning a renewable energy system can be quite a daunting task. There really are so many decisions to make that many people never actually get started because they are just too overwhelmed. In this article, I’ll be discussing my views on wind energy pros and cons and hopefully my thoughts will help you determine whether you should add wind power to the array of sources that you’ll be powering your home with. As with any form of alternative energy, you can expect that there will be both positive reasons for using it and reasons why you…

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How Wind Turbines Work To Generate Electricity

Have you always wondered how wind turbines work? Some people call them wind mills and others call them wind generators but the proper name for them is a wind turbine. In today’s article, I’ll be introducing you to the miracle of generating electricity with nothing more than the power of the wind that mother nature provides us with freely. How Does Wind Energy Work? Let’s get right to it and talk about how it is possible to generate electricity with the power of the wind. First, you need to understand a very simple principle. If you apply electricity to an…

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