What is the definition of a wind turbine?

Answer Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy for pumping water, grinding grain or generating electricity. For example, the wind turns the blades that spin a shift that ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is the definition of a wind turbine

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 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 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 power of a wind turbine?

Current wind turbines have power ratings measuring from 250 watts to 5 megawatts. The amount of power a wind turbine can produce is dependent on variables including air density and velocity, as wel... Read More »