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Wind Turbines

A wind turbine is a modern machine that converts wind energy to electrical energy. There are different types of turbines. The most common type is the horizontal-axis turbine. A modern design of this type looks like a giant airplane propeller affixed to a tower.

Fuel for Thought

Windmills convert kinetic energy to mechanical energy. Wind turbines convert kinetic energy to electricity, a potential energy, which later performs the work.

Wind Energy

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