Chapter 9

Wind Energy

Abstract

Wind Energy, on the other hand, is relatively cost-competitive with other energy sources, but it has the same reliability issues as solar energy. Wind does not blow all the time and cannot be turned up when the electricity demand increases. As its use becomes more widespread, the environmental impacts of wind energy production are also coming to the fore, as wind farms create noise and visual pollution such that people object to living next to them.

Keywords

wind Energy

turbines

Betz limit

Rayleigh distribution

economics

reliability

environmental issues

energy storage

Wind energy is relatively cost competitive with other energy sources, but it has the same reliability issues as solar energy. The wind does not blow all the time ...

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