Institute for Technical Physics

Wind Energy

How can wind be converted into electrical energy? How does a wind turbine work?

Wind energy is becoming the most important source of energy in Germany for the first time. In 2019 it overtook lignite with a share of 24.4% of gross electricity consumption. This brings Germany closer to its goal of leaving the fossil-nuclear energy age behind.

The central topic of this station is the design and operation of wind turbines and their advantages and disadvantages compared to other energy sources.

Topics:

Electromagnetic induction, eddy current brake, generator, wind systems, efficiency

Windenergie
Wind turbine