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Fundamentals of Wind Turbines

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  • As an industry, wind energy is growing fast; both total capacity and individual turbine output have increased steadily over the last decade.
  • The wind characteristics change with geographical location, terrain, season, height, direction and time of day.
  • The power output of a turbine depends primarily on the blade length and the wind speed.


Reprinted with permission from the August issue of TLT, the official monthly magazine published by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, an international not-for-profit technical society headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois

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Matt Chester on Aug 26, 2019 1:30 pm GMT

Growth in generating capacity is concentrated in five to 10 states, notably Texas

Given this conclusion, Harpal, do you see that there are any particular strategies that turbine manufacturers should adopt that targets those high growth states?

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