Where are hydraulics used in a wind turbine?

By Joshua Smalley

Image credit: HAWE Hydraulics

The muscle that pitches wind-turbine blades can come from either a hydraulic or electric device on most turbines rated at and below 2.5 MW. But for turbines over 3 MW, the job of pitching blades more often falls to hydraulics. And hydraulics can handle more.

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