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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

“See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.”

(2:17/2011/US DOE)


        “How a Wind Turbine Works”

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“Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity.”

Explore US DOE’s “How a Wind Turbine Works” Website for articleincludes animation of a wind turbine – click NEXT for additional information and labels for the parts of a turbine


“What’s Inside a Wind Turbine?”

“An overview of the layout of utility-class wind turbine generators – where are the major components, what do they do, and what differences can be found between models and size ranges.”

(3:53/2010/UVSAR)


 “Wind Turbine Tour”

“Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility features 149 wind turbines. This video tour takes you inside the 351-foot-tall wind turbines, giving a first-hand look at how renewable energy works.”

(2:38/2009/Puget Sound Energy)

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