How much land is needed for a wind turbine?

Answer Small wind turbines have rotor diameters of 8 meters or less. Industrial turbines can have rotors that messure up to 90 meters in diameter. The distance between turbines should equal five to nine t... Read More »

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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 of a wind turbine is needed for an average size house?

One wind turbine with rotors that are 10 meters long produces an average of 10,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually in an area with an average wind speed of 12 miles per hour. The average American... 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?

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 »