wind turbines

Synonyms

wind turbine types, windturbine construction designs

Definition

A wind turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from the flow of wind. The simplest turbines have one moving part, a rotor assembly, which is a shaft with blades attached. Wind energy acts on the blades, or the blades react to wind, so that they rotate and impart energy to the rotor. Early wind turbine examples are windmills.