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Public-images-osm logo.svg generator:source = wind
Paderborn Germany Turbines-of-Paderborn-windfarm-01.jpg
Wind turbine Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Generator wind-14.svg
Group: power
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

A  wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device may be called a wind generator.

information sign

For traditional windmills, historically used to mill grain with wind power, use man_made=windmill instead.

How to map

Set a node node at the centre.

Tags used in combination

Wind farms

Offshore wind farm

For an offshore wind farm, draw the outline area and add:

Wind farms ashore

A wind farm on land is the sum of all wind turbines. They are summarized with a relation relation of the type=site.

See also

  • Wind farms for a list of known wind farm relations