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Which is correct?
The manufacturer’s commitment to clean technology is demonstrated through its on-site ___________, waste heat and rainwater collection, recycling and energy-efficient buildings.
a. wind turbans
b. wind turbines
A turbine is a machine that uses the pressure of something fluid, like water or air, on a wheel to get power. A turban is a traditional Muslim headdress created by winding a strip of cloth around the head.
A verbatim Google search turns up 55,000 entries for “wind turban.” Granted, some of those are based on word-play but there are a lot of entries that seem to indicate that the writer is unaware of the difference. Here are a few examples:
This is the companies list of 491199 California, U.S..
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