A wind turbine is a mechanism that has a machine that rotates to convert the winds kinetic energy to produce mechanical energy. A windmill is an example of this. Windmills have long been used for industrial and agricultural purposes. Its mechanism serves the purpose of energizing a pump to bring up water or for grain-grinding. If a wind turbine is used to generate electricity or mechanical power, then that machine is called a wind generator. A wind generator may be of great use to provide power to homes, schools, offices, and more.
In the late 19th century, a lot of windmills were put up in Western America. The windmills were used to pump water to supply farms, ranches, and gardens. Electrical wind mechanisms where used for a short while by the 1900s before cheaper grid power was finally supplied to rural areas. European countries used wind generators to supply electricity by 1910.
Wind is caught by the wind generator that turns moving air into power that is run by an electric generator that gives of electric current. There are two types of this type of generator: the horizontal axis and the vertical axis. Nowadays, modern materials, electronics, aerodynamics, and engineering are incorporated to have these wind machines function. Because they can generate power that can provide enough electricity, small businesses and homes have begun using them to save up on power expenses.
Wind generators are made up of the following components: a rotor, electrical generator, speed control mechanism, and tower. This new power source is already being used in many parts of America. Since there are a lot of good geographical sites in the United States where good wind passes through, a lot are beginning to see the benefits of using these machines in their homes. Numerous businessmen and homeowners prefer to have wind and the other types of renewable energy to replace the conventional power source. This is because wind is free and renewable therefore it is an endless supply. It is clean, safe, and none-polluting.