Components of a Wind Project

Although wind projects vary in scale, the same general components comprise any size project. The typical modern wind energy project consists of three major systems: wind turbines mounted on towers, an electrical collection system, and transmission/interconnection facilities. Most projects also include access roads, O&M facilities, and meteorological towers.

Wind turbine in Stratford, Texas. Photo courtesy of Generation Energy and AWEA.
Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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