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Which part of the wind turbines senses wind speed, wind direction, shaft speed and torque?

(a) Turbine blade

(b) Shaft

(c) Rotor

(d) Controller

I got this question by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

The question is from Components of Wind Energy Conversion System topic in chapter Wind Energy of Energy Engineering

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Right answer is (d) Controller

Easiest explanation: The controller senses wind speed, wind direction, shafts speeds and torques, output power and generator temperature, Control signals are generated with the electrical output corresponding to the wind energy input.

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