What is the size of a wind turbine blade?

Answer Wind turbine blades vary in size because manufacturers design and produce turbines for different wind conditions. For low wind speed, smaller turbine blades are optimal. A typical turbine has a 600... Read More »

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How long is a wind turbine blade?

Small, residential wind turbine blades range in length from three to 30 feet. Large, utility wind turbine blades come in lengths from 130 to 200 feet. The Oregon Renewable Energy website notes tha... 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 »

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 »