wind turbine


Definition of wind turbine

: a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity

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Houston oilfield service company National Oilwell Varco has landed a contract to design and build one of the world's largest vessels for installing offshore wind turbines. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "NOV lands contract to build massive offshore wind turbine installation ship," 3 Sep. 2019 The State Pier is being redeveloped to accommodate the wind power industry to assemble and ship wind turbines headed to the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island and Massachusetts. Stephen Singer,, "State lawmakers open probe of troubled Connecticut Port Authority, focusing on reports of mismanagement of finances and operations," 20 Aug. 2019 Rasure stayed in touch with Pompeo, and persuaded him to become the first investor in his new alternative-energy startup, Sunflower Wind, which planned to make wind turbines. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump," 19 Aug. 2019 From straws to wind turbines to socially conservative issues, Trump is deliberately amplifying public tensions by seizing on divisive topics to energize his base, according to campaign aides and White House advisers. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes," 13 Aug. 2019 For his home, Tan designed a large, overhanging roof and placed wind turbines on top to draw more hot air out, and cool air in. John Defterios, CNN, "Malaysia is fighting the climate crisis with better buildings," 12 Aug. 2019 The National Renewable Energy Lab states wind turbines last only 20 years, and solar panels last for only 25 to 30 years. Isaac Orr, Twin Cities, "Isaac Orr: Minnesota’s high electric bills will continue to rise higher," 1 Aug. 2019 Some rail cargo is too large to easily load onto a truck, such as the huge blades used to build wind turbines. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Del Mar is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad," 28 July 2019 The site also hosts the city's first commercial-sized wind turbine. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind turbine was in 1909

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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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