Monday, June 25, 2012

About Wind Generators

Wind generators are basically a propeller which is then attached to a generator and produces power. Small wind generators are capable of producing small amounts of power. There are larger wind generators who are capable of powering huge amounts of power, enough to be used commercially.

Wind generators are basically wind turbines. They attach to generators and are then plugged into the electric grid and then contribute to the power of the local power grid. The amount of power that is generated by these wind turbines is hugely dependent on how many wind turbines there are and how much wind is generated in the area.

There are different styles and designs for wind generators. The most commonly seen type are horizontal wind generators, which you place facing into the wind in order to get as much of the wind as possible. They come with gear boxes which increases the speed at which the rotors spin, powering the generator. These wind generators have several styles, although the traditional three spoke design is common.

Vertical wind generators, on the other hand, have the distinct advantage of not needing direct access to windy places. This means that they can be placed almost anywhere, including on the top of a building. Unfortunately, because it receives less wind, the vertical wind generators produce less power.

In some areas, there is enough wind and open space to allow for wind generators to be abundant, producing enough power to cover a large portion of the electricity grid in that area. This requires that the open land have a lot of wind blowing across it. Because of these stringent requirements, there aren't that many places that are able to use wind generators as the bulk of their power options.

More commonly, wind generators are used to create smaller amounts of energy, which are sufficient to power a single household or business or to help offset the energy usage of a business. For this purpose, there are small wind generators that can be added to businesses or houses.

If there is a large, windy tract of land available, a wind farm can be a great choice. This involves putting large quantities of wind generators in a field, evenly spaced. These all connect to individual generators and then into the power grid, which can then produce large quantities of energy, reducing the local energy needs of the local community.

Wind generators are a clean, quiet, alternative energy source. Because of the many advantages offered by wind generators, there are more and more people who are becoming involved in bringing wind generators to their local area. Wind generators have several advantages, but those that are considering them need to be aware of their limitations.

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