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The conversion of the kinetic energy from moving air into usable electrical energy. This is almost always through three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbines, though there are variants that include two blades, or a vertical axis.

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In most situations, they are a toy. One thing comes up over and over on various other sites: Height is critical. The minimum height you should consider is 30 meters. 50 meters is better. This is l …
answered Mar 15 '14 by Sherwood Botsford
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Pretty open ended question. I would suggest that you look at historical examples. Most recently: Look at present suppliers, and see how long it took them to go from venture capital to production ca …
answered Dec 8 '14 by Sherwood Botsford
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I don't think that ports are a limiting factor here. Unless you are planning on making millions of turbines all made from one port near a manufacturing facility. Let's suppose that you are building …
answered Dec 8 '14 by Sherwood Botsford
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Not with a whirlybird ventilator. The idea here is that it acts as a centrifugal fan. Air will always go from the centre to the outside. To do what you want, you need to decouple the whirlybird fro …
answered Nov 29 '17 by Sherwood Botsford
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With any given engineering field there is a learning curve. With wind turbines there is a big incentive to go big. The higher up you are, the more wind. In addition in many cases, it's easier to ge …
answered Jan 4 '15 by Sherwood Botsford
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Start here: https://globalwindatlas.info/ Provides an estimate of the potential wind resource in the region, along with the wind distribution speed, the wind direction distribution.
answered Sep 3 '18 by Sherwood Botsford
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The question assumes a false dichotomy: Trees or turbines. The actual turbine footprint is small, leaving most of the land available for other purposes. 250,000 m2 is roughly 500m x 500m A 100m d …
answered Sep 3 '18 by Sherwood Botsford