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 much wind can a large wind turbine take?

Wind turbines are designed to begin electric production at wind speeds of 7 to 13 miles per hour. They reach maximum efficiency with wind speeds of 25 miles per hour. Wind speeds that exceed 40 to ... Read More »

How much energy is produced by a wind turbine?

As of 2009, wind turbines produce about 29 megawatts of electricity. According to the Tennessee Valley Authority, that is enough to power 3,780 homes. The higher the wind turbine, the more wind it ... Read More »