"The wind turbine is like a giant propeller and as such needs the kinetic power of the wind to rotate it meaning that at low wind speeds or prolonged levels of no wind (calm weather), the turbine does not generate any useful electricity."
"A wind turbine is like a modern wind mill that sets on the top of a tall tower (80-100 ft) and collects kinetic energy from the wind and then turns that into electricity that you can use in your house. "
"Wind turbines undergo an immense amount of pressure from the wind in varying degrees and locations. Being a wind turbine is like being in a cylindrical shower full of shower heads everywhere. Some of the shower heads barely give out water and others shove with the pressure of a fire hose. A wind turbine blade needs to be able to holistically handle the various pressures the wind gives it and still perform well."
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