Are there cameras on wind turbines?
Two cameras are located in front of the wind turbine and the response of the rotor blade is monitored using DIC for different turbine operations. In addition, a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system is used in order to measure the wind conditions.
How do you photograph wind turbines?
A Creative approach
- Use the turbines as a background to a portrait session,
- Focus on a discarded can and have the turbines looming over you,
- Create abstracts in the lens,
- Try to make the fins interact with each other.
What is the problem with wind turbines?
As with all energy supply options, wind energy can have adverse environmental impacts, including the potential to reduce, fragment, or degrade habitat for wildlife, fish, and plants. Furthermore, spinning turbine blades can pose a threat to flying wildlife like birds and bats.
What are the biggest causes of bird collisions with wind turbines?
Certain morphological traits of birds, especially those related to size, are known to influence collision risk with structures such as power lines and WT. The most likely reason for this is that large birds often need to use thermal and orographic updrafts to gain altitude, particularly for long distance flights.
What happens when a wind turbine gets struck by lightning?
Wind turbines are lightning magnets—and strikes on these tall, spinning structures can cause significant damage. Blades explode; generators and control system electronics fry.
Are there small wind turbines for homes?
Small wind turbines used in residential applications typically range in size from 400 watts to 20 kilowatts, depending on the amount of electricity you want to generate. A typical home uses approximately 10,649 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year (about 877 kilowatt-hours per month).
How many years does a wind turbine last?
The typical life span of a wind turbine is 20 years, with routine maintenance required every six months. Wind turbine power output is variable due to the fluctuation in wind speed; however, when coupled with an energy storage device, wind power can provide a steady power output.