wind power Articles

  • Predictable Wind Power

    Maximizing value by peering into the future Wind power is variable, but predictable! Let’s not beat around the bush: wind power is variable.  Output power of a wind turbine varies with the wind speed and every location will have some degree of wind speed variations around an average value. Even on a windy night in Vanuatu, wind speed and thus ...


    By XANT NV

  • The Rise Of The Hybrids: New GE Unit Blends Batteries And Renewables To Boost Wind And Solar Power Output

    Renewable energy has been growing at breakneck speed. By 2023, according to the International Energy Agency, the world will add more than 1 terawatt (1,000 gigawatts) of renewable energy generation — a nearly 50% increase in global renewable capacity. That’s more than three times the total generating capacity of Japan, the world’s ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Hydrogen as Future Fuel for Gas Engines

    Gas engines are providing a wide range of fuel flexibility from burning natural gas and a variety of non- natural gaseous fuels from low British Thermal Unit (BTU) gases as well as gases containing a high hydrogen content. Hydrogen containing gases can be found as by-product ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • On methodology for modelling wind power impact on power systems

    There is a continuous discussion going on concerning the integration cost of wind power. The integration cost can, for example, be defined as the extra costs in the rest of the system when wind power is introduced, compared with the situation without wind power. The result of the studies depends on both parameters and the method used. The aim of this paper is to structure the methods in order to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A summary of wind power impacts on electric power system operating costs

    Wind power plant output depends on wind speed. Such speeds cannot be accurately predicted over daily periods because the wind fluctuates from minute-to-minute and hour-to-hour. Consequently, electric utility system planners and operators are concerned that variations in wind plant output may increase the operating costs of the system. This concern arises because the system must maintain balance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On limits for wind power generation

    The amount of wind power in the world increases fast. The background for this development is improved technology, decreased costs for the units and an increased concern of the environmental problems of competing technologies such as fossil fuels. For the future, it is now interesting to evaluate where the limits are for wind power generation, and which points are crucial. Since there is no power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of wind power generators

    This paper investigates the main impacts of dynamic reactive power compensation devices on the performance of induction machine-based wind power generators. The dynamic reactive power compensation devices analysed are the SVC (Static Var Compensator) and the DSTATCOM (Distributed Static Synchronous Compensator). The usage of these devices as a power factor regulator or a voltage regulator is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is Wind Power Becoming More Competitive?

    The power generation of the world has increased incredibly during the past few years. According to the latest Global Wind Report Annual Market Update 2014 from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), it is reported that the global wind power market increased by about 10% in 2013 alone. Within the United States, more than 200 gigawatts of wind power has been produced within 2013. All these ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Community Wind Power for Renewable Income

    CONSIDERING its incredible history and environmental benefits, wind power is one of the most underutilized sources of renewable energy. Stretching back as early as 200 BC, communities have been harvesting the wind for power. However, the scale and popularity of wind power is only now starting to reach critical mass as concerns of climate change rise and energy usage continues to soar. While ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mapping the power of wind

    Online mapping solutions are playing a growing role in the search for wind farm locations, says Justin Saunders of eMapSite. MORE than a dozen renewable energy applications have been approved by the Scottish Government since May 2007 in what Energy Minister Jim Mather has called a “renewables surge”. This autumn’s opening of the Dalswinton and Minsca wind farms in Dumfries and Galloway is the ...


    By emapsite

  • Reactive power compensation strategies for wind generation in distribution systems: a power quality approach

    This paper studies the impact on the voltage profile of wind energy based generators connected to distribution power systems. Voltage fluctuations arise in distribution levels including noncontrollable primary energy sources because of their corresponding active power injection variations. A number of reactive power strategies have been analysed and compared focusing on the voltage fluctuation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Productivity of small wind turbines for various wind potentials conditions: application in Bulgaria and Corsica

    Less or more accurate power curve models are generally used to simulate the wind turbine electrical production versus the available wind speed. However, if such models are adapted to large machines, this is not the case for small ones. The objective of this paper is to study the impact of different small-scale wind turbines power curves and wind distributions on the electrical production. An ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reactive power compensation of wind energy conversion system by using Unified Power Flow Controller

    Voltage control and reactive power compensation in a distribution network with embedded Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) represents the main concern of this paper. The WECS is a fixed speed/constant frequency system that is equipped with an induction generator driven by an unregulated wind turbine. The problem is viewed from short-term (10 seconds), mid-term (10 minutes) and long-term (48 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind power in electricity markets: key issues and challenges

    Due to the large penetration and continuous improvement in the wind power technology, wind farms are asked to operate similar to the conventional power plants. In emerging electricity market, wind power generators are now seen differently and should sustain with/without limited government support. Although cost reductions due to technological improvements bring wind power in competitions to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimation of capacity credit for wind power in Libya

    This paper presents the results of a study that evaluated the wind potential at the central region of the Libyan coast and estimated the capacity credit of wind power in the national network. Several sites were investigated to choose the most suitable sites for wind farm establishment. Different sizes of Wind Energy Converter Systems (WECSs) were selected to estimate the wind potential. The sizes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A novel dual stator-winding induction generator system applied in wind power generation

    This paper presents a novel usage of 6/3-phase dual stator-winding induction generator (DWIG) with a static excitation power controller (SEC) as a wind power generator. This generator is composed of a standard squirrel-cage rotor and two sets of winding housed in the stator slots. One is referred to as the 6-phase power winding, and the other is defined as the 3-phase control winding. On the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and exergy assessments for potential wind power in Turkey

    The main objective of the study is to estimate wind power potential of Turkey and provide suitable data for evaluating potential wind power by using the wind data collected at 23 different wind-monitoring stations. In this study, energy and exergy analyses of wind power are used to estimate wind power potential in these areas. Exergy analysis of wind power is investigated according to air ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of wind power on PJM market development

    Recently, there has been a substantial growth in wind energy in the USA. An increasing number of states are experiencing market design, planning and investment in wind energy with this growth. Currently, wind installations exist in more than half of the states. This paper explores the market factors that have been driven and affected by large-scale wind energy development in the USA, particularly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind Energy Technologies: Technology, Market and Costs

    Technology Overview   These large wind turbines turn Midwestern wind into utility electricity. Wind turbines convert the power in the wind into electricity. By extracting the kinetic energy in the wind, wind turbines generate mechanical power. In the past, mechanical wind machines were widely used for specific tasks, such as pumping water or grinding grain. Today, wind ...

  • Global wind power capacity reaches 100,000MW

    At its current growth rate, global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts in March 2008. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts—enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people. Driven by concerns regarding climate change and energy security, one in every three countries ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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