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.


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

Wind turbine