What is the largest wind turbine?

Answer As of 2008, the world's largest wind turbine was the Enercon E-126 from Germany. However, a Norwegian company, Sway, has designed a larger and more powerful prototype, which will be installed in 20... 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 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 »