Definition: Yaw

Jump to: navigation, search
Dictionary.png

Yaw

In the case of a wind turbin: a verb referring to the rotation of a horizontal axis wind turbine around its tower in order to face the wind.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

The yaw system of wind turbines is the component responsible for the orientation of the wind turbine rotor towards the wind.



Related Terms
Wind turbineturbineturbinewind turbine
References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html#Z
  2. http://learn.kidwind.org/learn/wind_basics_technology