wind power Articles

  • Influence of market rules on the economic value of wind power: an Austrian case study

    Currently, wind power faces heterogeneous conditions for market integration throughout Europe, given both differing wind power and power system characteristics as well as according regulatory frameworks. This paper discusses marketing options and assesses the influence of market rules on the economic value of wind power for an Austrian case study. Special emphasis is thereby put on options for ...


    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

  • Deploying wind power in Australia: a socio-technical analysis

    Conventional explanations for Australia's historically scant use of wind energy in power generation have focused on wind power's cost and undesirable technical characteristics (particularly intermittency). This paper argues for a more comprehensive explanatory framework, drawing on insights from the Social Shaping of Technology. This framework combines contextual historical and interpretive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind energy development in China: institutional dynamics and policy incentives

    China is endowed with rich wind resources. During the early 1990s, China's wind power capacity grew at an average annual rate of 50%. Total installed wind farm capacity reached 344.8 MW by 2000. However, the pace of wind power development has slowed down in recent years. Through economic analysis and identification of the institutional barriers that led to the rise and fall of wind energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trading wind in a hydro-dominated power pool system

    In 1996, the Danish government launched an ambitious energy plan, Energy 21, describing a way to develop the energy sector in a more sustainable direction. Wind power plays an important role in the plan, and as a consequence there will be a very high penetration of wind energy in the electricity sector. This will put in focus issues of fitting a variable energy source into a stable supply system. ...


    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

  • Socio-technical analysis of the introduction of wind power in the Netherlands and Denmark

    Why was Denmark more successful in the introduction of wind power than the Netherlands? In this paper, we analyse both development processes. Our analytical framework consists of a combination of the socio-technical systems approach, which points at the importance of the openings that must be present at both the niche level: the regime level and the landscape level, for an innovation to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From the PWR Blog: The Price of Wind? Twice What You`d Think...

    Our most recent blog article can be read here: It turns out that "wind power" may not be as attractive a power source as we"ve all hoped. ...


  • Influence of government policy on the promotion of wind power

    This paper analyses the influence of government policy on the promotion of wind power in different countries in Europe with focus on the development in Denmark. It is concluded that government policy has had a decisive effect on wind power implementation in the first phase of the modern wind power development. The modern Danish wind energy project was initiated in the early 1970s and was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • International energy technology collaboration: wind power integration into electricity systems

    A rapid growth of wind power since the 1990s has led to notable market shares in some electricity markets. This growth is concentrated in a few countries with effective Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programmes and with policies that support its diffusion into the market place. The speed and depth of its penetration in these electricity markets have amplified the need to address ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Review: Wind Energy - The Facts: a guide to the technology, economics and future of wind power by The European Wind Energy Association

    Wind Energy - The Facts: a guide to the technology, economics and future of wind power, by The European Wind Energy Association. London, Earthscan, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84407-710-6Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Experience curves for wind power

    The objective of this study was to improve the understanding of the use of different experience curves in energy analysis. The study was based on the application of experience curves to wind power systems, but the approach is generic and can be used in other energy technologies. In the study, experience curves for wind power were developed, and it has been demonstrated that different types of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compilation of wind energy assessment software and wind energy assessment in the northwest of Iran

    Development trend of wind data assessment software, Visual WIDA®, is discussed in this paper. In the beginning, theories and standards required for wind energy assessment which are used in the software are introduced and some methods provided by the writers for the calculation of the main parameters are described. Afterwards, capabilities of Visual WIDA are illustrated in detail. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Issues related to wind energy conversion systems

    There is growing interest in the development of more sustainable electricity systems employing renewable, low-emission resources. In this context, the number of wind power generators installed in the world is increasing, and there are strong indicators that such growth should continue in the next decades. The intensity of wind power expansion depends on different factors related to technical, ...


    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

  • Wind power smoothing using rotor inertia aimed at reducing grid susceptibility

    Due to wind speed variations, the output power of wind turbines fluctuates. These power fluctuations make the wind power undispatchable. Furthermore, they can cause frequency deviations and power outage particularly when wind power penetration is significant. This paper presents a novel control method to mitigate the power fluctuations using the rotor inertia as an energy storage component. ...


    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 power status, barriers, and opportunities

    In the wake of the oil crisis in the early 1970s, governments around the world were anxious to diversify energy supply away from fossil sources, and so harnessing the wind was seen as an important component of this policy initiative. A decade of research saw a Danish designemerge as the industry standard: the three-bladed, horizontal axis, upwind machine. A modern wind turbine comprises a tubular ...

  • The development of the experience curve concept and its application in energy policy assessment

    This paper presents some of the results of the project, EXTOOL, Experience Curves: A Tool for Energy Policy Programmes Assessment, funded by the European Commission. The objective of the project was to analyse the experience curve as a tool for the assessment of energy policy measures. This is of special interest, since the use of experience curves for the assessment of energy policy measures ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planning of the grid integration of wind energy in Germany onshore and offshore up to the year 2020

    The ongoing penetration of large amounts of wind power capacities in Germany has strong impacts on the necessary promotion volumes (direct costs of Renewable Energy Source (RES) promotion) but also on necessary grid extensions, the future need for regulating and reserve power capacities, the thermal power plant system and the electricity price for end-consumers (indirect effects). On behalf of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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