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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.”


 “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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