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, or wind turbines as they are more accurately described, attach to generators that are connected to the local electric grid. The power produced by the wind generator goes directly into the electric generator and reduces the need for traditional power sources. The amount of power added to the local power grid is variable.
There are many different types of wind generators, in different styles. There are horizontal wind generators, which must be pointed directly into the wind. They generally have gear boxes that are used to increase the speed of the rotor?s rotation, which powers the generator. These are the most commonly used forms of wind generators, and are most commonly in a traditional three spoke design.
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.
If an area has enough open areas with direct access to large amounts of wind, it can utilize wind generators for large amounts of their power needs. This requires such a large amount of windy land that there are very few areas with this kind of set up. As a result, wind generators are not being used to produce 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.
For areas with large open windy spaces, a wind farm is a good idea. This is a large amount of wind generators, placed in the field in the way you’d place fruit trees, which all plug into generators and eventually, the power grid. This produces large amounts of energy, reducing the area’s dependence on traditional energy sources.
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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Use wind energy to generate electricity and charge into storage battery group. Through the multi-voltages power supply system, the electricity can be changed into DC and AC used for illumination, home appliances, communication devices and electric tools. This unit includes blades, blades rotor, rotor, permanent magnet generator, tail vane and hardware.