Wind turbine is a popular energy production system in the USA. Wind turbine generally used for mass energy production. As the Installation cost of the wind turbine is so expensive, so it is only used by the government and some largest companies like TESLA. It is not yet available for the general consumer. So, if people like us want to get benefited from the green energy, then we have to depend on the solar system.
As the solar system is available for general people so they know a lot about how it works. But the energy production system of the wind turbine is unknown to many of us. The general principle of the production process is almost same for every energy production system. Let’s know the details of how the wind turbine works to produce energy.
Energy Source of Wind Turbine:
It is easy to understand from the name wind. Wind turbine only produces the energy from the wind. If there is no air (impossible) then the wind turbine will not work to produce the energy. So, the energy production rate of wind turbine merely depends on the air flow rate.
How Does Wind Turbine Works:
Normally almost every type of wind turbine has three propellers. When the air flows through the turbine the propeller stars turning. A rotor is attached to the shaft of the turbine that spins the generator to produce Direct electricity.
Generally, wind turbines are used in a big field or rural area. The general purpose of this is not that wind turbines are big but to get better airflow. When the sun heats in an empty large surface the air temperature becomes hot. And hot air temperature is lighter than cool air temperature. So, when the lighter air flows it flows at more speed than heavy air. This principle is for normal air flowing system.
So, after heating by the air the generator uses the shaft to spin a rotor of the generator that charges the magnet inside the turbine. This magnetic charge actually produces the energy. Then a transmitter receives the magnetic charge and convert it into electricity and send it to the power station. The power station then distributes the energy to the consumers.
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Why Wind Turbine Uses a Transmitter:
The transmitter of wind turbine used to send the electricity to the power station at high voltage for fast energy distribution. The answer is understandable from the solar energy distribution process. When the solar panel produces the electricity, it sends to the battery storage. The voltage of the battery is compatible with the voltage of the appliances. If we don’t use the battery the solar panel will distribute the electricity at a high voltage rate.
So, if the wind turbine does not send the electricity to a power station through the transmitter, the high voltage of the wind turbine energy will cause electric Spikes, Electrical Noise, Blackouts.
Types of Wind Turbine:
There are two types of wind turbine available for energy production. These are Vertical axis wind turbine which is a lift type and the horizontal axis wind turbine. The vertical axis wind turbine looks like the shape of an egg. And the horizontal axis wind turbine is what we generally see the wind turbine around us. The horizontal axis wind turbine is taller and bigger than the vertical axis wind turbine.
Both of this two-wind turbine has pros and cons. The horizontal axis wind turbine is more durable than the vertical axis. It can pith the rotor blades in the storm to prevent damages. The horizontal axis is taller than vertical axis. That’s why it gets more airflow comparing to the vertical axis. Horizontal axis wind turbines are the self-started wind turbine. On the other hand, the vertical axis sometimes needs extra electricity to start the blade rotation.
Vertical axis wind turbine requires less maintenance and easy to transport. While the horizontal axis is opposite to it. The installation process is also difficult for the horizontal axis wind turbine.
Another type of wind turbine that is not used for mass energy production is Ducted Wind Turbines. This kind of wind turbine generally uses on the rooftop. You can use this wind turbine for your business center or house. This is like a door, through that the wind enters and heats the propeller. The propeller then generates the electricity like above two wind turbines.
So, if you want to use wind turbine for your house you can install the Ducted wind turbines. It's obviously good to have an alternative energy source. If you do not want to use the solar energy system then you can use this.
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Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Leo Evans
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