Chapter The Components Of A Wind Energy Conversion System

A wind turbine dealer should be able to advise you on the components for your wind energy system. This chapter will nrovide you with the basics on each component you purchase. It 'ill help you ask the right questions and better understand any ECS brochures you receive. The wind turbine is considered first. Why do some wind turbines only have two or three narrow blades while others have many wide blades What are the basic choices in *.ypes of wind turbine rotors These items are discussed, and a...

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High And Low Solidity Wind Turbines

FIGURE 5-6 Propelier-type wind turbine snerator. FIGURE 5-6 Propelier-type wind turbine snerator. WIND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Comparing Different Types of Wind Machines Figure 5-3 shows a farm windmill, and Figure 5-4, a Savon-ious rotor. While these two types of wind systems are very different, both windwheels present a large surface area to the. wind in relation to the width and height on the machine. Notice thdt almost the entire disk area of the farm windmill is covered by blade surface this...