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A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy. [1]

119 relations: Adjustable-speed drive, Ahmad Y. al-Hassan, Airborne wind turbine, Airfoil, American Wind Energy Association, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, Availability factor, Éolienne Bollée, Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field, Battery charger, Betz's law, Bureau of Land Management, Cambridge University Press, Cap-Chat, Quebec, Capacity factor, Caravan (towed trailer), Cf., Charles F. Brush, Charles Meneveau, Cleveland, Compact wind acceleration turbine, Conservation of mass, Continuously variable transmission, Crane (machine), Crusades, Cube (algebra), Darrieus wind turbine, Delft University of Technology, Demolition, Denmark, Density of air, Direct current, Direct drive mechanism, Donald Hill, Drag (physics), Drive shaft, Dysprosium, Edmonton Journal, Electric generator, Electrical energy, Electrical grid, Enercon E-126, Energy mix, Environmental impact of wind power, Epicyclic gearing, Fausto Veranzio, Floating wind turbine, Fossil fuel, Friction, Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow, ..., Glass fiber, Gratis versus libre, Gristmill, Ground effect (aerodynamics), Guy-wire, Hero of Alexandria, Hornblower Hybrid, Hywind Scotland, IEEE Spectrum, Ingeniøren, James Blyth (engineer), John Brown & Company, Karmøy, Kinetic energy, Lift-to-drag ratio, Liftra, Light-emitting diode, Liquid-crystal display, Maintenance (technical), Marykirk, Middle Ages, Mingyang Wind Power, Mobile crane, Nameplate capacity, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Neodymium, Nordex, Nowy Tomyśl Wind Turbines, Orkney, Panemone windmill, Pastoruri Glacier, Permanent magnet synchronous generator, Praseodymium, Price, Quadcopter, Rare-earth mineral, Rønland Offshore Wind Farm, Recycling, Reliability engineering, Renewable energy, Rhine, Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Savonius wind turbine, Siemens Wind Power, Sistan, Smith-Putnam wind turbine, Solar cell, Structural health monitoring, Terbium, Tidal stream generator, Torque, Torque ripple, Transmission (mechanics), Turbine, Vermont, Vertical axis wind turbine, Vestas, Vestas V164, Weather vane, Wind farm, Wind lens, Wind power, Wind turbine design, Wind-turbine aerodynamics, Windbelt, Windmill sail, Windpower Monthly, Windpump, Yalta. Expand index (69 more) »

Adjustable-speed drive

Adjustable speed drive (ASD) or variable-speed drive (VSD) describes equipment used to control the speed of machinery.

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Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

Ahmad Yousef Al-Hassan (أحمد يوسف الحسن) (June 25, 1925 – April 28, 2012) was a Palestinian/Syrian/Canadian historian of Arabic and Islamic science and technology, educated in Jerusalem, Cairo, and London with a PhD in Mechanical engineering from University College London.

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Airborne wind turbine

An airborne wind turbine is a design concept for a wind turbine with a rotor supported in the air without a tower, thus benefiting from more mechanical and aerodynamic options, the higher velocity and persistence of wind at high altitudes, while avoiding the expense of tower construction, or the need for slip rings or yaw mechanism.

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An airfoil (American English) or aerofoil (British English) is the shape of a wing, blade (of a propeller, rotor, or turbine), or sail (as seen in cross-section).

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American Wind Energy Association

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association formed in 1974, representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.

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Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering

Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering is a scholarly journal that provides a forum for spreading results of research and advanced industrial practice in computational engineering with particular emphasis on mechanics and its related areas.

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Availability factor

The availability factor of a power plant is the amount of time that it is able to produce electricity over a certain period, divided by the amount of the time in the period.

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Éolienne Bollée

The Éolienne Bollée is an unusual wind turbine, unique for having a stator and a rotor, as a water turbine has.

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Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field

Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field is a facility managed by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for testing of wind turbines with a pinnacle height up to near Thisted-Østerild, Denmark.

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Battery charger

A battery charger, or recharger, is a device used to put energy into a secondary cell or rechargeable battery by forcing an electric current through it.

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Betz's law

Betz's law indicates the maximum power that can be extracted from the wind, independent of the design of a wind turbine in open flow.

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Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers more than of public lands in the United States which constitutes one-eighth of the landmass of the country.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Cap-Chat, Quebec

Cap-Chat (English: Cape Cat) is a town in the Canadian province of Québec, in the Regional County Municipality of Haute-Gaspésie, and in the administrative region of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

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Capacity factor

The net capacity factor is the unitless ratio of an actual electrical energy output over a given period of time to the maximum possible electrical energy output over that period.

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Caravan (towed trailer)

A caravan, travel trailer, camper or camper trailer is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down trailer tents).

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The abbreviation cf. (short for the confer/conferatur, both meaning "compare") is used in writing to refer the reader to other material to make a comparison with the topic being discussed.

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Charles F. Brush

Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 – June 15, 1929) was an American engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

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Charles Meneveau

Charles Vivant Meneveau (born 1960) is a French-born American fluid dynamicist, known for his work on turbulence, including turbulence modeling and computational fluid dynamics.

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Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.

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Compact wind acceleration turbine

Compact Wind Acceleration Turbines (CWATs) are a class of wind turbine that uses structures to accelerate wind before it enters the wind-generating element.

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Conservation of mass

The law of conservation of mass or principle of mass conservation states that for any system closed to all transfers of matter and energy, the mass of the system must remain constant over time, as system's mass cannot change, so quantity cannot be added nor removed.

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Continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission (CVT), also known as a single-speed transmission, stepless transmission, pulley transmission, or, in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-go, is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios.

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Crane (machine)

A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.

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The Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin Church in the medieval period.

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Cube (algebra)

In arithmetic and algebra, the cube of a number is its third power: the result of the number multiplied by itself twice: It is also the number multiplied by its square: This is also the volume formula for a geometric cube with sides of length, giving rise to the name.

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Darrieus wind turbine

The Darrieus wind turbine is a type of vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) used to generate electricity from the energy carried in the wind.

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Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft) also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, Netherlands.

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Demolition or razing is the tearing down of buildings and other man-made structures.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Density of air

The density of air ρ (Greek: rho) (air density) is the mass per unit volume of Earth's atmosphere.

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Direct current

Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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Direct drive mechanism

A direct drive mechanism is one that takes the power coming from a motor without any reductions (such as a gearbox).

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Donald Hill

Donald Routledge Hill (August 6, 1922 – May 30, 1994)D.

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Drag (physics)

In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.

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Drive shaft

A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.

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Dysprosium is a chemical element with symbol Dy and atomic number 66.

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Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton Journal is a daily newspaper in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.

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Electrical energy

Electrical energy is the energy newly derived from electric potential energy or kinetic energy.

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Electrical grid

An electrical grid is an interconnected network for delivering electricity from producers to consumers.

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Enercon E-126

The Enercon E-126 is an onshore wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon.

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Energy mix

The energy mix is a group of different primary energy sources from which secondary energy for direct use - usually electricity - is produced.

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Environmental impact of wind power

The environmental impact of wind power when compared to the environmental impacts of fossil fuels, is relatively minor.

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Epicyclic gearing

An epicyclic gear train (also known as planetary gear) consists of two gears mounted so that the center of one gear revolves around the center of the other.

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Fausto Veranzio

Fausto Veranzio (Faustus Verantius; italics; Hungarian and Vernacular Latin: Verancsics Faustus)Andrew L. Simon, László Sipka: Innovators and Innovations (circa 1551 – January 17, 1617) was a polymath and bishop from Šibenik, then part of the Venetian Republic and today part of Croatia.

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Floating wind turbine

A floating wind turbine is an offshore wind turbine mounted on a floating structure that allows the turbine to generate electricity in water depths where fixed-foundation turbines are not feasible.

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Fossil fuel

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.

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Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other.

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Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow

Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow is a wind turbine, built in 2006 near the village of Laasow, Brandenburg, Germany.

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Glass fiber

Glass fiber (or glass fibre) is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass.

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Gratis versus libre

The English adjective free is commonly used in one of two meanings: "for free" (gratis) and "with little or no restriction" (libre).

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A gristmill (also: grist mill, corn mill or flour mill) grinds cereal grain into flour and middlings.

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Ground effect (aerodynamics)

In fixed-wing aircraft, ground effect is the increased lift (force) and decreased aerodynamic drag that an aircraft's wings generate when they are close to a fixed surface.

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A guy-wire, guy-line, or guy-rope, also known as simply a guy, is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure.

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Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (ἭρωνGenitive: Ἥρωνος., Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt.

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Hornblower Hybrid

The Hornblower Hybrid is a family of ferry boats belonging to US operator Hornblower Cruises, which are powered with hybrid power trains.

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Hywind Scotland

Hywind Scotland is the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines, situated off Peterhead, Scotland.

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IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine edited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Ingeniøren (full name: Nyhedsmagasinet Ingeniøren, literally The News Magazine "The Engineer") is a Danish weekly newspaper specialising in engineering topics.

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James Blyth (engineer)

Professor James Blyth MA, LLD, FRSE FRSSA (4 April 1839 – 15 May 1906) was a Scottish electrical engineer and academic at Anderson's College, now the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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Karmøy is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway.

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Kinetic energy

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.

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Lift-to-drag ratio

In aerodynamics, the lift-to-drag ratio, or L/D ratio, is the amount of lift generated by a wing or vehicle, divided by the aerodynamic drag it creates by moving through the air.

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Liftra is an engineering company specialized in lifting and transport equipment for wind turbines.

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Light-emitting diode

A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.

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Liquid-crystal display

A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.

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Maintenance (technical)

The technical meaning of maintenance involves operational and functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, governmental, and residential installations.

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Marykirk (Obar Luathnait) is a village in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, next to the border with Angus at the River North Esk.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Mingyang Wind Power

Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited ("Ming Yang") is the largest private wind turbine manufacturer in China and the fifth largest overall in the country.

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Mobile crane

A mobile crane is a cable-controlled crane mounted on crawlers or rubber-tired carriers or a hydraulic-powered crane with a telescoping boom mounted on truck-type carriers or as self-propelled models.

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Nameplate capacity

Nameplate capacity, also known as the rated capacity, nominal capacity, installed capacity, or maximum effect, is the intended full-load sustained output of a facility such as a power plant, Energy Information Administration.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.

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Neodymium is a chemical element with symbol Nd and atomic number 60.

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Nordex SE is a European company that designs, sells and manufactures wind turbines.

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Nowy Tomyśl Wind Turbines

The Nowy Tomyśl Wind Turbines are the tallest wind turbines in the world.

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Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.

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Panemone windmill

A panemone windmill is a type of vertical axis wind turbine.

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Pastoruri Glacier

The Pastoruri glacier is a cirque glacier, located in the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca, part of the Andes mountain range, in Northern Peru in the Ancash region.

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Permanent magnet synchronous generator

A permanent magnet synchronous generator is a generator where the excitation field is provided by a permanent magnet instead of a coil.

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Praseodymium is a chemical element with symbol Pr and atomic number 59.

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In ordinary usage, a price is the quantity of payment or compensation given by one party to another in return for one unit of goods or services.

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A quadcopter, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quadrotor, is a multirotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors.

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Rare-earth mineral

A rare-earth mineral contains one or more rare-earth elements as major metal constituents.

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Rønland Offshore Wind Farm

Rønland Offshore Wind Farm is a nearshore wind farm in the westmost part of Limfjorden, Denmark.

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Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.

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Reliability engineering

Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.

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Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Risø DTU Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi) was a scientific research organization north of Roskilde, Denmark.

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Savonius wind turbine

Savonius wind turbines are a type of vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), used for converting the force of the wind into torque on a rotating shaft.

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Siemens Wind Power

Siemens Wind Power, (formerly Danregn Vindkraft A/S and Bonus Energy A/S) is a wind turbine manufacturer established in 1980 as Danregn Vindkraft.

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Sīstān (Persian/Baloch/Pashto: سیستان), known in ancient times as Sakastan (Persian/Baloch/Pashto: ساكاستان; "the land of the Saka"), is a historical and geographical region in present-day eastern Iran (Sistan and Baluchestan Province), southern Afghanistan (Nimruz, Kandahar) and the Nok Kundi region of Balochistan (western Pakistan).

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Smith-Putnam wind turbine

In 1941 the Smith-Putnam wind turbine, the world's first megawatt-size wind turbine, was connected to the local electrical distribution system on Grandpa's Knob in Castleton, Vermont, US.

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Solar cell

A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon.

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Structural health monitoring

Structural health monitoring (SHM) refers to the process of implementing a damage detection and characterization strategy for engineering structures.

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Terbium is a chemical element with symbol Tb and atomic number 65.

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Tidal stream generator

A tidal stream generator, often referred to as a tidal energy converter (TEC), is a machine that extracts energy from moving masses of water, in particular tides, although the term is often used in reference to machines designed to extract energy from run of river or tidal estuarine sites.

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Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.

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Torque ripple

Torque ripple is an effect seen in many electric motor designs, referring to a periodic increase or decrease in output torque as the motor shaft rotates.

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Transmission (mechanics)

A transmission is a machine in a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power.

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A turbine (from the Latin turbo, a vortex, related to the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meaning "turbulence") is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.

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Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Vertical axis wind turbine

A vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWT) is a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft is set transverse to the wind (but not necessarily vertically) while the main components are located at the base of the turbine.

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Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines.

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Vestas V164

The Vestas V164 is a three-bladed offshore wind turbine, produced by Vestas, with a nameplate capacity of up to 9.5 megawatt, a world record.

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Weather vane

A weather vane, wind vane, or weathercock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind.

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Wind farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity.

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Wind lens

The wind lens is a modification on the wind turbine created by Professor Ohya from the Kyushu University as an attempt to be more efficient in production of electricity and less invasive to both humans and nature.

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Wind power

Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity.

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Wind turbine design

Wind turbine design is the process of defining the form and specifications of a wind turbine to extract energy from the wind.

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Wind-turbine aerodynamics

The primary application of wind turbines is to generate energy using the wind.

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The Windbelt is a wind power harvesting device invented by Shawn Frayn in 2004 for converting wind power to electricity.

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Windmill sail

Windmills are powered by their sails.

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Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is a monthly business magazine owned by the Haymarket Media Group reporting on events in the global wind power sector.

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A windpump is a type of windmill which is used for pumping water.

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Yalta (Yalta; Я́лта; Я́лта) is a resort city on the south coast of the Crimean Peninsula surrounded by the Black Sea.

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