Can wind Turbines position itself to receive winds from any direction? 10pts?
For example, if a wind turbine is facing North, and wind travels from the east, is it able to swivel 90 degrees to receive this wind?
How am I able to know this If I want to buy one, this one for example:
Answer by iceman
This is an "upwind" turbine, so-called because it operates facing into the wind. Other turbines are designed to run "downwind," facing away from the wind.
Measures wind direction and communicates with the yaw drive to orient the turbine properly with respect to the wind.
Upwind turbines face into the wind; the yaw drive is used to keep the rotor facing into the wind as the wind direction changes. Downwind turbines don't require a yaw drive, the wind blows the rotor downwind.
Powers the yaw drive.
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