Renewable Energy Glossary

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Yaw

The swiveling motion of a wind generator moving to face the wind. Wind turbines can be "passive or "active" yaw--depending on whether the wind on the tail or rotor makes the machine face the wind, or a motor turns the machine into the wind, responding to information from wind vanes.

Yaw Bearing

The bearing that allows a wind generator to turn around to face the wind.

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