A wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. This electricity is stored in the battery for later use. The wind turbine itself is a rotary device that extracts energy from the wind. If the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, such as for pumping water, cutting lumber or grinding stones, the machine is called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is instead converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind generator or wind turbine. In our application, we will use a wind turbine that generates electricity from the mechanical power of the wind to charge batteries we will then use to power our station. Wind Turbine systems range from small 300W turbines that are used for a variety of applications ranging from a streetlight or similar small device all the way to large scale Wind Farms of hundreds of Kilowatts which provide the capability to power entire cities. Sometimes the site chosen has an abundant wind source in which case the wind can be the only necessary source of power. With a battery system, it is capable of achieving very high rates of reliability. Batteries of good quality can last for 5-7 years before needing replacement.
TelHouse has conducted extensive research in this field. Iraq’s environment is rich with natural resources and utilizing these resources is a cost effective solution depending upon the wind resources and the project financing of the particular project. After having formed a subsidiary to tap into the growing renewable energy market, TelHouse has formed strategic business relationships across the field.