25 Oct '16, 10am

How small-scale wind turbines are made

How small-scale wind turbines are made

Recently, Robert Llewellyn took his Fully Charged show to visit a wind farm and discuss large-scale wind . But large-scale wind isn't the only game in town. In this latest episode, we get to visit the BritWind factory where 100% British-made, small- to medium-sized wind turbines are being designed, created and shipped to locations across the world. They're specifically designed, says BritWind, to start generating at lower wind speeds than other small turbines and to keep going at high wind speeds too. Based on an annual wind speed of 6m/s, their smallest turbine—the R9000—will generate 13,700kWh of electricity per year It's pretty interesting, and somewhat geeky stuff. A few things we learn: 1. Wind speed will have a disproportionate impact on output: A doubling of wind speed produces eight times the energy. That means on England, an R9000 will produce 9 MWH a year. The sa...

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