A micro or small wind turbine works in the same way as a large wind turbine in terms of its basic concept, converting the power of the wind into electricity. This is mainly achieved through a rotor, which if propelled sufficiently by the wind, converts this kinetic energy into direct current via a generator. Then, with the help of an inverter, the generated direct current is converted into alternating current so it can be used in the household or fed directly into the grid.
For a power output of up to 1.5 kW, we talk about micro wind turbines, which should rather be considered as hobby installations. Small wind turbines range from 1.5 to 15 kW in output and can be used as electricity generators in households or small businesses as well as in the agricultural sector, either for self-consumption or to feed into the grid.