Wind Power

As a renewable resource, wind power can help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is a clean source of energy that does not produce air pollution or require water for cooling.

Wind farms can provide jobs and economic development in rural areas, and can also be used domestically to help power your car, boat, RV, or your entire home. It's no wonder that more and more people are turning to wind power as a way to meet their energy needs.

How Much Does a Wind Turbine Blade Weigh?

The blades are some of the largest and heaviest components of a wind turbine. But just how much does a wind turbine blade weigh? And why is weight such an important factor in their design? This quick guide will tell you everything you need to know about the weight of wind turbine blades and other […]

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How Fast Does a Wind Turbine Spin (and Why Does it Matter?)

When most people look at wind farms, they often remark that the wind turbines don't seem to be doing much and wonder how they can actually generate electrical energy from so little movement. So how fast does a wind turbine spin, and how do they actually work? The quick answer to the first part of […]

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Wind Turbine vs Windmill: Do You Know the Difference?

Wind turbines and windmills may look similar, and many people confuse the two terms, but in fact, they are two very different things. Do you know the difference? If not, then this beginner's guide will explain the differences (and similarities) in terms that anyone can understand. In less than 5 minutes, you'll be able to […]

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6 Best Home Wind Turbines to Slash Your Energy Bills

I’ve tested and reviewed the best home wind turbine options currently available in the U.S.

I’ve compared their price, power output, and more to give you a better idea of what you can get for your needs and budget.

Read on and discover which home wind turbine is perfect for you....

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How Much Does a Home Wind Turbine Cost?

With energy prices spiraling out of control, it’s more relevant than ever to consider the possibility of generating your own electricity. When it comes to home-generated renewable energy sources, solar power seems to get all the attention. However, have you ever considered installing a wind turbine at home? Home wind turbines are a great way […]

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13 Compelling Wind Energy Statistics & Facts

Wind power is one of the cleanest and most sustainable sources of energy available to us right now. It is an infinite resource that will never run out, and which produces zero emissions once installed. But how effective is wind power, how much are we using it, and which countries lead the way? How does […]

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Intermittency of Wind Power and its Cost Implications

Intermittency of wind power is an obstacle to its widespread adoption as a source of electrical energy. This is because the output of a wind turbine depends on the strength and direction of the wind, which can vary significantly from day to day and hour to hour. In order for wind power to be a […]

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The Betz limit and the Maximum Efficiency for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines

In physics, the Betz limit is the maximum power that can be extracted from a wind turbine. This limit is based on the Betz equation, which states that no more than 59.3% of the kinetic energy in a flow of wind can be converted into electrical energy. The Betz limit is important because it helps […]

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3 Global Wind Speed Databases & Their Pros and Cons

In order to calculate the potential power output, return on investment, and payback period of a wind generator for your home, you will need to know the average wind speed in your area. You can of course measure this yourself, however, a quicker and easier way is to access a wind speed database. In this […]

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Wind Turbine Power Curve

A wind turbine power curve is a graph representing how much power a turbine can produce at different wind speeds. This is useful when identifying possible sites for wind farms, or home wind power installations. If you know the typical range of wind speeds at your site, and you have a wind power curve for […]

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How to Calculate Wind Turbine Mean Power Output

When you're thinking about installing a wind turbine, one of the most important considerations is the power output. How do you figure out how much power your turbine will produce? This guide explains how to calculate mean wind turbine power output, and why you should care. Note that this is not the same as simply […]

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Wind Power Program

The Wind Power Program is a legacy program that harnessed national wind speed data to provide accurate estimates of how much energy can be derived from wind turbines in any particular location. I first became aware of the program when it was demonstrated to me by my college professor at Oregon, who was an early […]

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