Databank. Wind turbines

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000


(2000), "Databank. Wind turbines", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4.



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Databank. Wind turbines


Wind turbines

Gazelle Wind Turbines Ltd is a relatively new company based in the north east of England. They have developed a 20kW wind turbine for small and medium power users. The group specialises in mechanical, maintenance and precision engineering and structural fabrication. The technology for the Gazelle wind turbine was developed by North Energy Associates renewable energy specialists-based in Morpeth, Northumberland. The Gazelle wind turbine is an elegant solution for medium power users such as schools, small businesses, dairy farms, water works, visitor centres, rural businesses and community buildings. The wind turbine reduces pollution from fossil fuels, uses wind for local benefit and shows a commitment to a clean future. On a typical site with an annual mean wind speed of 6.5m/s, the turbine produces 50,000kW per year. When the wind speed is an annual mean of 7.5m/s, the turbine produces over 62,000kW per year. When the user requires more electricity than the turbine is generating, the power is drawn from the grid. The height of the Gazelle wind turbine is 14.5m and the rotor diameter 11m.