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How wind turbines work



The windmill has been with us for centuries, used initially for milling grain and for pumping water. The first wind turbines used to generate electricity date back to the late 19th century, thanks to the innovation of engineers in Denmark the United States and Scotland.

Advances in technology have resulted in the creation of many offshore and onshore wind farms throughout the world which now generate more than 432,000 kw of electricity.

The infographic below (courtesy of Visual Capitalist) provides a great visual guide as to how they work.



Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Mirage Machines are proud to have played their part in the manufacture of many wind turbines, through the development and manufacture of our orbital milling machines, designed especially for machining the root end of turbine blades and the mating faces of wind towers.  Product information of these orbital milling machines can be found on our website or in our orbital milling machine buyers guide, available from the link below.
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