WIND ENERGY

Wind energy is a renewable energy source that uses the power of the wind to generate energy. This process happens through wind turbines, which operate as follows: blowing air passes through the turbine blades, causing them to spin, which triggers the main shaft of the turbine.

Have you ever looked at a wind turbine and wondered why the blades rotate so slowly and yet it is possible to produce energy?

If you have asked yourself this question, here is the answer: in fact the turbine spins slowly (about 18rpm, which is not fast enough to generate power) and that is why the rotor shaft of the turbine is connected to a series of gears (gearbox) that will increase the rotation up to 1800 rpm. At this speed, the generator that is connected to the gearbox can generate a lot of electricity.

UNDERSTANDING WIND ENERGY

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When the wind blows, the turbine’s blades spin, capturing energy.

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The wind then triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine.

3.

The shaft spins the gears sending energy to the generator to create electricity. Electricity then travels to the transformer where voltage levels are adjusted for the grid.

4.

Transmission lines then carry electricty to your home!

ADVANTAGES

No direct COemissions
Cost-effective
Economic value
Low maintenance cost

DISADVANTAGES

Intermittency
Issues with NIMBY – Not in My Backyard
Land use, noise and bird disruption
Higher initial costs

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