What is a "nacelle?"
A nacelle is prepared for mounting on a tower
nacelle is placed on top a tower with a crane
people start discussing wind turbines and generating electricity from wind,
terms may be used that might be unfamiliar. In addition to typical terms
used in electricity generation, words such as capacity factor, nacelle,
net metering and wind power density are commonly used.
navigate this new terminology terrain, the folks at the Plains Organization
for Wind Energy Resources assembled a mini-glossary of wind words that can
help. This glossary is available athttp://www.undeerc.org/wind/pdf/Wind_Glossary.PDF
And what does “nacelle” mean?It is the structure at the top
of the turbine that is separate from the blades and comprises the
rotor shaft, gearbox and generator.
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