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Old 10-13-2008, 02:46 AM   #4
Baggywrinkle
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Default Re: Micro turbines/windmills

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Originally Posted by pearlmann View Post
I would really like to get into my own power generation. I still don't understand how it gets turned into useable power? i see the wind spinners but what is it connected to? I geuss i don't really understand how wind energy is turned into useable power?
Thanks for this thread
The wind creates torque which turns an alternator or generator. This creates d/c current which may be used
directly or converted to a/c current through an inverter.
your radio plugs into the inverter and you have music.

So what do you do when there is no wind? You store your
energy in a battery for use at your convenience.
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