Detailed Information On Wind Turbine Generator

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  1. LED Man

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    Hey guys,

    Hope everyone is off to a great new year.

    I'm looking for detailed information on how the generator aspect of a wind turbine works. I want to fully understand the underlying technology behind how a wind turbine's rotation creates an electric current.

    If anyone has any information that would be awesome.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. LED Man

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    Thanks Bertus.

    Does anyone else have any good info on this? Diagrams or images of the generator and the current flow would be really helpful.

    Thanks.
     
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  6. LED Man

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    This is awesome guys thanks.

    Quick question: Does anyone know if more electricity will be generated if the length of the coil is increased? Say you had a coil which was 10 feet long, would an equivilent magnet of 10 feet length produce more electricity than a generator from a wind turbine which is not nearly as long? Thanks.
     
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