How can we generate power from wind energy?
Asked by prateek, 10 Oct '08 07:37 am
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The terms wind energy or wind power describe the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. A wind turbine is a rotating machine which converts the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, such as a pump or grinding stones, the machine is usually called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is then converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind generator, wind turbine, wind power unit (WPU), wind energy converter (WEC),or aerogenerator.Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 10 Oct '08 07:51 am
Usage of windmills.Answered by khalid ishaque, 10 Oct '08 08:16 am
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.Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 10 Oct '08 07:41 am