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How Wind Power Works

How #WindPower Works : When you talk about modern wind #turbines, you're looking at two primary designs: horizontal-axis and vertical-axis. Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are pretty rare. The only one currently in commercial production is the Darrieus turbine, which looks kind of like an egg beater.

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Darrieus type wind turbine

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Darrieus Wind Turbine

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savonius wind turbine - Google-haku Eräs mitoitusehdotus Savoniukselle Unfortunately, Savonius wind turbines typically only have an efficiency of around 15% - i.e. just 15% of the wind energy hitting the rotor is turned into rotational mechanical energy. (This is much less than can be achieved with a Darrieus wind turbine which uses lift rather than drag.)

Modern wind turbines with vertical axes, such as the Darrieus rotor ...

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SKWID harnesses the power of both the wind and the tide By Ben Coxworth May 17, 2013 A diagram of the features of SKWID

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