wind power Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Future Cost of Wind Power

    Chapter 1 The economics of wind power Wind power is capital intensive with most of the investment required upfront. The largest capital cost component is the turbine itself which can account for between 40% and 80% of the total capital cost of an onshore wind installation. Costs offshore are higher because of the more expensive operating environment and the greater difficulty establishing ...


  • Wind power growth in the US

    Last year was a banner year for renewable energy in the United States, especially for the wind industry. As the recent REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report highlights, the industry broke all past global records, installing 5,244 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity in 2007, or 30 percent of all new U.S. capacity added. This brings the cumulative national total close to 17,000 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wind in power 2014 European Statistics

    Wind power capacity installations During 2014, 12,819.6 MW of wind power was installed across Europe, of which 11,791.4 MW was in the European Union. Of the capacity installed in the EU, 10,308.1 MW was onshore and 1,483.3 MW offshore. In 2014, the annual onshore market increased in the EU by 5.3%, and offshore installations decreased by 5.3% compared to 2013. Overall, EU wind ...


    By WindEurope

  • Competition in Wind Power, Outcomes for the future

    Without a doubt, wind power is taking the lead as not only a renewable energy with a much lessened environmental impact, but it is also edging out the competition from fossil fuels with the distinct ability to lessen the impact on the wallet. Fossil fuel consumption, headed by traditional fuel sources such as oil and natural gas, are falling to the way side as having a significant difference in ...


    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

  • Competitive priorities of investment strategy: case wind power

    The goal of the research was to evaluate the major factors affecting the decision-making process of investments made in wind power, especially in Finland, from the investors' and suppliers' point of views. The theoretical part of the current research consists of the competitive priorities of investment strategy and analytic hierarchy process model theories. This work links to the existing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal Power Flow under Variable Wind Generation

    In this paper Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problem is solved for a power system, which includes wind power as an additional generation input under variable load conditions. The fixed-speed Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) option is considered in this study: simulations have been performed for various sizes of wind farm attached to the IEEE 30-bus systems using the DIgSILENT Power Factory simulation ...


    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

  • 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

  • An introduction to reactive power compensation for wind farms

    The paper summarises the refereed contributions of seven articles reviewed for publication in the IJETP – Special Issue on "Reactive compensation for wind farms". The main goal of the special issue is to provide a forum to exchange information on the reactive power compensation requirements for wind farms and introducing possible price mechanisms for today's deregulated power industry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of employment potential of the coal and wind power industries

    Australia, one of the world's largest producers of coal, is used as a case study to compare the employment potential in the coal and wind power electricity generation industries. It is revealed that, as a result of automation, employment in the coal mining industry fell by 45% between 1987 and 2002. Moreover, as a result of the restructuring of the electricity industry as a whole, employment in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Ontario`s Wind Power Sector at a Crossroads

    Despite having Canada's largest population and being home to an energy-intensive manufacturing sector, Ontario was slow to adopt wind power. As recently as 2006, only 10 turbines were spinning in the province. However, the province is currently home to more than 1,750 MW of wind power and plans are in place for this figure to increase to 7,500 MW by 2018. The Policy Environment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Indian Wind Power Industry 2014 Analysis

    This latest market research report titled Wind Power Market in India 2014 analyses how the renewable energy sector is gaining importance in India and how wind energy has become an indispensable part of this sector. With the gap in demand and supply of energy increasing at a steady pace, it has become necessary to look beyond conventional sources for generating energy. This has led to a shift in ...


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