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How Does a Wind Turbine Work?

How does a wind turbine work?

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. Click NEXT to learn more.

Blades
Rotor
Low Speed Shaft
Gear Box
High Speed Shaft
Generator
Anemometer
Controller
Pitch System
Brake
Wind Vane
Yaw Drive
Yaw Motor
Tower
Nacelle

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