Wind Generators

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Wind Generators

Wind Generators

Wind Turbines are made up of 5 major parts: blades, main shaft, gear-box, high speed shaft and the generator. A series of high and low pressures spin the blades. The blades are connected to the shaft which spin the main shaft. The main shaft only spins around 18 revolutions per minute (RPM). The main shaft is connected to a series of gears that turn the 18 RPM to around 1800 RPM. The gears then take the 1800 RPM and spin the high speed shaft. This is connected to the generator that is spun by the high speed shaft, this converts the wind energy into electricity.

Real World Use

Wind Generators are used in many real world applications. Texas has many wind farms which together total an installed capacity of 12,355 MW. The Roscoe Wind Farm in Roscoe, Texas, Texas's largest wind farm with 627 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 781.5 MW, surpassed the nearby 735.5 MW Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center.



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