wind turbine


Definition of wind turbine 

: a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity

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That time the Rock took on a wind turbine — and won. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Skyscraper': 5 totally preposterous moments where Dwayne Johnson has to save the day," 11 July 2018 Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg Bricklayers toil at a construction site as wind turbines manufactured by Shanghai Electric Group Co. loom above at a wind farm operated by China Huaneng Group in Qidong, China, on June 7., "Bloomberg’s Week in Pictures," 21 June 2018 If wind turbines produced 40 percent of Beijing’s electricity, for example, slow-charging cars would bump the emissions savings from 29 to 30 percent, while fast-charging cars would limit the benefit to just 19 percent. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Electric vehicles to clean up Beijing? Depends on how they’re charged," 3 May 2018 Curricula vary, but the programs tend to be interdisciplinary, focusing on giving students technical know-how—such as how to design a wind turbine—in addition to learning about fast-changing government policies. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Now Available in the Oil Patch: Wind and Solar College Degrees," 2 May 2018 Floating wind turbines could allow these farms to generate power in much deeper water than traditional wind farms — and three times more energy. Scott Mcfetridge, Houston Chronicle, "New rebellion against wind energy stalls projects," 20 Feb. 2018 Other Murray priorities, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, have floundered, however. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Coal industry documents show extent of effort to influence Trump on Paris accord, regulations," 6 June 2018 While natural gas is currently the top fuel for making power in the U.S., accounting for 32% of electric generation last year, electricity from wind turbines and solar panels is on the rise. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Now Available in the Oil Patch: Wind and Solar College Degrees," 2 May 2018 Around Vici and Taloga, where drivers greet passing trucks with a wave and the skyline is dotted with wind turbines and oil pumpjacks, the flames have subsided. Mitch Smith, New York Times, "In Fire-Scorched Oklahoma, Help Comes One Bale at a Time," 29 Apr. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wind turbine

: a tall structure that has large blades attached to an engine and that is used to produce electricity

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