Small Wind Technology

Wind Power

Wind power is expanding across the country and is a clean, renewable energy source. Small wind technology uses turbines and their blades to “capture” the kinetic energy generated by the wind. The motion of the spinning or rotating blade is converted into electricity that powers a generator. Rotors typically have two or three blades and the number and size of the blades is what determines the amount of wind caught up in the “swept area” of a turbine. Typically, a tail is used to keep the turbine facing the correct direction to capture the wind. Small wind can be used to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to renewable energy while serving as an on-site, back-up energy source.

The Benefits of Small Wind

  • Demonstrates commitment to renewable energy

  • Direct use as on-site energy

  • A reduced carbon footprint

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