Are wind turbines recyclable?
Wind energy is increasing in popularity worldwide as a low-cost, carbon-free energy technology. In addition, With the rapid growth in the number of wind farms around the world, the recycling of wind turbines and waste generated from wind turbine blades has become a challenge. Figure 1 shows over 50 million metric tons of waste by […]
What is a Wind Energy & how is Wind created?
Wind turbine generators function on a basic principle, instead of using electricity to make wind, similar to fans, wind turbines turn wind into electricity. Wind’s kinetic energy turns the blades of a turbine around a rotor, which again spins a generator, which creates electricity. The wind is actually a form of solar energy caused by […]
Top 10 Wind Turbine Generators, Q4 2022
Q4 2022 Update: Wind Edition has listed the Top 10 Wind Turbine Generators sorted by the power rating of these Wind Turbines. This list is updated quarterly. This is a list of the most powerful wind turbine generators as of Q4 2022. Clearly, due to market trends, the very fast evolution of wind turbine generators […]
How Does a Wind Turbine Work? What Are Its Components?
The way a wind turbine works is the opposite of a rotating motor. While in a motor, the energy is consumed, but in a wind turbine that energy is generated in the form of electricity from rotating blades. Including wind, in most other technologies (non-renewable and renewable), rotating generators are the main electricity generation component, […]
What is BETZ limit for Wind Turbine Efficiency?
The Betz limit is the theoretical maximum efficiency for a wind turbine, calculated by German physicist Albert Betz back in 1919 . Betz calculations showed that this value is 59.3%, which allowing at most only 59.3% of the wind kinetic energy to spin the turbine and generate electricity. In reality, turbines cannot reach the Betz […]
What is wind class in wind turbine?
Wondering what a wind turbine Wind Class is? Well here you should be able to find a quick answer. This WTG (Wind Turbine Gnerator) classification tells you what kind of turbine fits the “normal wind conditions” in the location that you are planning to install the wind turbine / have a Wind Park. Studying the […]
Introducing Different Types of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations: Fixed and Floating
Offshore wind has gained traction and is one of the biggest movers in the energy industry due to a drastic fall in prices in the last few years, as the size of wind turbines grew, increasing output, and the technology of providing the footings and connections have improved . As a good example, only in […]
Why Have Wind Turbines Been Designed With Three Blades, No More No Less?
For centuries, human beings, the wind has been an important source of energy, from sailboats to windmills. As a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, wind power has gained popularity in recent years. Wind farms have started dotting coastlines, and deserts across the world, and by now you’ve probably noticed their distinct wind turbine design . […]