wind power Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Evaluation of wind power integration practices in Germany

    With over 20, 6 GW installed wind capacity, Germany is the world leader in this domain. Integration of power, stochastically produced by thousands of wind converters requires extensive legislative and operational regulation. In Germany, this is actually done by the Renewable Energy Act (Bundestag, 2004) and several derived agreements (i.e. VDN, 2005a,b, 2006) among the affected parties. In this ...


    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

  • Antarctica: a southern hemisphere wind power station?

    The International Polar Year commences in 2007. We offer a macro-project plan to generate a large amount of electricity on the continent of Antarctica by using sail-like wind dams incorporating air turbines. Electricity can be used to make exploration and exploitation efforts easier on Antarctica. We offer the technical specifications for the Fabric Aerial Dam and indicate some of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Finland Wind Power Market Capacity & Generation to 2025

    ReportsnReports.com adds report “Wind Power in Finland, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to its store.   "Wind Power in Finland, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, ...

  • How much wind is needed to power a home turbine?

    First do you have what it takes? Whether you are considering a small rooftop unit or a large residential turbine you need to know how much wind power is in your area. Wind resource maps, published by the US Department of Energy show airflow speeds at 50 meters (150 feet) above the ground and are a great resource in deciding if you are in a viable location. That's great if you are installing a ...


    By Bosworth Instrument

  • Feasibility Study of Wind Power in India - 2014

    This is an Investor Series report which provides the information on: Wind Turbine Design and Characteristics Permits and Licensing Site Selection Criteria Economics and Financial Model Operations and Maintenance Modern Trends in Wind Farms Case Study in Wind Sector Grid Connection ...


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