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Wind Turbines

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Wind Turbines
Wind turbines produce electricity by using the natural power of the wind to drive a generator. Turbines usually consist of a tower and hub with rotor blades attached to it. The wind rotates the blades; turning a rotor shaft, which drives a generator producing DC (direct current) electricity. An inverter is used to converts DC to AC (alternating current) electricity.

Wind systems can be on-grid or off-grid. If you are off grid the generated electricity is stored in batteries. If you are connected to the grid you get paid for what you generate under the FIT scheme and if you generate more electricity than you use, you can sell the excess to your supplier.

There are two common types of wind turbine: horizontal axis, vertical axis; these may be building or ground mounted. Not all models work well in all locations and siting is critical to get good performance from a wind turbine.

For more information visit or sector pages or contact one of our Technical Sales Consultants to discuss your requirements in detail.

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