wind turbine


Definition of wind turbine

: a wind-driven turbine for generating electricity

Examples of wind turbine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That included frozen instruments and wind turbine blades. David Koenig, Chron, 23 Sep. 2021 Dozens more occupations are more than 97 percent male, including HVAC workers, plumbers, roofers, carpenters, electricians, wind turbine technicians, solar-panel installers, auto mechanics and loggers. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 Patty Campbell, with Belcan engineers, said Monday the company was contacted to analyze a wind turbine design in 2014 and developed a proposal for the work in early 2015. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, 31 Aug. 2021 In the Midwest, a single wind turbine produces about 2.5 megawatts of energy, which can power about 2,500 homes. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Aug. 2021 How much electricity does an Indiana wind turbine produce? Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2021 The four-legged researchers were able to locate downed birds and bats at a wind turbine facility in California that included both newer and older systems for comparative purposes, reports Josh Saul in Bloomberg Green. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 July 2021 Operators of wind farms also have proven to be a fruitful partner in the effort to minimize deaths that can occur when other birds or an eagle strikes a blade on a wind turbine. Amy Joi O'donoghue, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2021 This week in our progress roundup, engineers are addressing two environmental concerns that are mere decades old: the climate impact of air conditioning and aging wind turbine blades. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2021

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First Known Use of wind turbine

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wind turbine was in 1909

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6 Oct 2021

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“Wind turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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