How Do Turbines Make Electricity?

Answer Turbines are a type of machine used for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor is turned by a fast moving flow of water, steam, gas or air. Different types of turbine are used to turn... Read More »

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How much electricity do wind turbines make?

A small wind turbine can generate up to 100 kilowatts of electrical power. Smaller turbines may be combined with batteries or generators provide needed wattage. Wind turbines commonly provide elect... Read More »

Where are turbines used in electricity generation?

In a power station, turbines are driven at high speed, and an axle at the center of a turbine is connected to a generator, which spins, creating electricity. In hydro-electric power plants, running... Read More »

What does it cost to produce electricity using wind turbines?

The cost of producing energy has dropped greatly in the last 20 years. When the first large-scale wind turbines were created, the cost was 30 cents per kilowatt-hour, according to the American Wind... Read More »

How much noise do wind turbines make?

A working wind turbine farm produces an indicative noise level of 35 to 45 at 350 meters (just over 1,100 feet), which would be the average distance of the nearest house. For comparison, that is ab... Read More »