vertical-axis wind turbine
Wind turbine whose axis is perpendicular to the wind.
Structure that supports the wind turbine’s rotor and houses the equipment used to produce electricity (including the gearbox and the alternator).
Vertical cylindrical part to which the blades are attached; the force of the wind on the blades causes it to rotate.
Horizontal piece that connects the blades to the central column to strengthen them.
Emergency braking system; it consists of shutters attached to the blades, which automatically deploy when the wind turbine gathers too much speed.
Cable that connects the top of the vertical axis to a concrete base to hold the wind turbine in an upright position.
Rotating part of the wind turbine that is usually made up of two or three blades; its rotation drives the alternator to produce electricity.
Aerodynamic part that is attached to the central column; the force of the wind turns it to drive the rotor.