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horizontal-axis wind turbine click to hear : horizontal-axis wind turbine

The most common type of wind turbine; its axis positions itself in the direction of the wind.
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hub nacelle blade tower

hub click to hear : hub

Part of the rotor to which the blades are attached; it turns the low-speed shaft.

nacelle click to hear : nacelle

Metal structure that encloses and protects the main mechanical elements of the wind turbine (including the gearbox and the alternator).

blade click to hear : blade

Aerodynamic part that is attached to the hub; the force of the wind causes it to rotate to drive the rotor.

tower click to hear : tower

Tower that reaches 80 m in height; it supports the nacelle and rotor and houses the electric cables.