How many watts in a commercial wind turbine?

Answer The number of watts in a commercial wind turbine depends on the height of the turbine, the length of the blades and the speed of the wind. The approximate formula is P = 0.5 x rho x A x Cp x V3 x ... Read More »

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How many watts does an average commercial wind turbine produce?

The wattage production of commercial wind turbines ranges from 250 watts to 5 megawatts. However, specific wattage production depends on the blade diameter and actual wind speed. To maximize powe... Read More »

How many 3000 watt pizza ovens can be preheated to 300 degrees using one 50 foot diameter wind turbine assuming 15 mph wind speed?

What is the wind speed needed to run a wind turbine?

The U.S. Department of Energy considers a wind speed of 14.5 miles per hour, measured 80 meters off the ground, necessary to run a wind turbine. The wind speed must be measured and averaged over th... Read More »

How big are the wind blades on a wind turbine?

Wind turbine blade sizes can vary greatly, but some can be quite big. The GE 1.5 megawatt industrial-scale wind turbine has blades that are 116 feet long, and its wing span is just under an acre. T... Read More »