The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. This illustration provides a detailed view of the inside of a wind turbine, its components, and their functionality.
Then, what are the six parts that make up the tower of a wind turbine?
A wind turbine consists of three basic parts: the tower, the nacelle, and the rotor blades. Its inner workings—main drive shaft, gearbox, and blade pitch and yaw controls—are assembled and mounted onto a base frame at a factory.
What materials are used to make a wind turbine?
Specific development trends in turbine components are discussed below: Rotors Most rotor blades in use today are built from glassfiber-reinforced-plastic (GRP). Other materials that have been tried include steel, various composites and carbon- filament-reinforced-plastic (CFRP).
What a wind turbine consists of?
Wind Turbines consists of a rotor or blades which converts the wind's energy into mechanical energy (turbine). The energy that moves the wind (“kinetic energy”) moves the blades. They(blades) spin a shaft that leads from the hub of the rotor to a generator.