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Types of Turbine

Horizontal-Axis Turbines
Horizontal-Axis Turbines

Horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT) have the main rotor shaft and electrical generator at the top of a tower, and may be pointed into or out of the wind. Small turbines are pointed by a simple wind vane, while large turbines generally use a wind sensor coupled with a servo motor.

Run-of-River Hydropower
Run-of-River Hydropower

Run-of-river hydroelectricity (ROR) or run-of-the-river hydroelectricity is a type of hydroelectric generation plant whereby little or no water storage is provided. Run-of-the-river power plants may have no water storage at all or a limited amount of storage, in which case the storage reservoir is referred to as pondage.

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Storage Hydropower
Storage Hydropower

Pumped storage hydropower can provide energy-balancing, stability The ability of an electric system to maintain a state of equilibrium during normal and abnormal conditions or disturbances., storage capacity, and ancillary grid services such as network frequency control and reserves.

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Vertical-Axis Turbines
Vertical-Axis Turbines

A vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWT) is a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft is set transverse to the wind (but not necessarily vertically) while the main components are located at the base of the turbine.

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