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Wind turbine

  1. Mar 8, 2013 #1
    Suppose I've got a 6mw wind turbine with a very small wing span - 5 meters-,
    what would the minimum wind speed needed to activate the generator ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 8, 2013 #2


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    That would entirely depend on the design of the generator. That having been said, the wind speed to obtain full power would be very high.
  4. Mar 9, 2013 #3
    cjl - hi
    Thks for yr reply-I'll try to furnish some more information
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