E3A Small Wind: Understand Small Wind

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Developed by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Small Wind Energy Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one describes the four parts of a small wind system: rotor, generator, tower and control system.


  • Control systems
  • Converting wind to electricity
  • Generator
  • Power production formula
  • Rotor
  • Tower
  • Turbines


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