Basic Wind Turbine Design
- Define wind
- Discuss some factors that affect wind
- Identify two classifications of wind turbines
- Describe the components that typically comprise the drive train on a wind turbine
- Describe the basic wind turbine design currently used in the production of electricity
When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how a wind turbine harnesses the kinetic energy in wind and converts it into useful mechanical energy. In addition, you will be able to identify the principle components that comprise a typical, modern wind turbine.
- 50 Minutes