Wind Turbine Power

Call nowRenergy solutions has the expertise to help you to realise the dream of having a wind turbine on your property, whether you are looking to build a wind farm or for a single 10kW turbine we are here to help.

Using the wind to create electricity has been around for a long time, you’ve probably seen windmills on farms. When the wind turns the blades of a windmill, it spins a turbine inside a small generator to produce electricity, just like a big coal power plant.

A windmill on a farm can make only a small amount of electricity, enough to power a few farm machines. To make enough electricity to serve lots of people, power companies build “wind farms” with dozens wind turbines.

Wind farms are built in flat, open areas where the wind blows at least 14 miles per hour.

They sure are big!

Wind Turbine Power - Renergy SolutionsWhen it comes to size, bigger is better for wind turbine power. The bigger the wind turbine, the more wind it reaches and the more electricity it produces.

Wind turbines used for large-scale wind farms come in various sizes, but are usually approximately 13 feet wide at the base, and between 230 and 265 feet tall at the hub. With one of the blades in the upright position, the total height is approximately 406 feet, like the one pictured here.

When it comes to size, bigger is better – the bigger the wind turbine, the more wind it reaches and the more electricity it produces.

How a wind turbine works

A wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, a turbine uses wind to make electricity.

The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. The electricity is sent through transmission and distribution lines to a substation, then on to homes, business and schools.

This diagram below shows the inside of a wind turbine:

Wind Turbine Power - Renergy Solutions

If you are interested in wind power please contact Renergy Solutions, we would be very happy to discuss your project with you.

For more information on wind power or to discuss your specific needs please call Renergy Solutions on 0800 6906993 or click here to use our contact form.