How does a Small Wind Turbine Work? How does a Small Wind Turbine Work?
Wind turbines are power-generating device that turns the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy that can power a mid-size town or a single home. Small wind turbines generating less than 100 kilowatts are ideal for powering remote telecommunication stations, water pumps and can provide the energy needs of a single household.
Anatomy of a Small Wind Turbine
A small engine turbine is composed of three rotor blades, a generator, an alternator, tail and a power inverter. All of these components are mounted on a tower with a height of at least thirty feet. There are two types of rotor blades - the horizontal axis and the vertical axis rotor blades.
How it Works
Wind turbine works by harnessing the power of the wind through long, uniformly warped blades. The blades are attached to a shaft which is attached to a generator. As the turbine blades turn, kinetic energy is converted into mechanical energy by the generator. The power produced by the generator is then converted into useful energy by a power inverter and can either be stored for future use in batteries or directly distributed to power small electrical devices.
Wind power is one of the cleanest sources of energy which is renewable and cost-effective.