Wind energy

Abdul R. Beig, S. M. Muyeen

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Abstract

Wind energy is one of the promising renewable energy sources. This chapter presents the wind energy basics, the technology used in harvesting wind energy, and the physics related to wind energy. Brief discussions about the different types of wind energy turbines and generator configurations are presented. The chapter concludes with the advantages and disadvantages of wind energy systems.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationElectric Renewable Energy Systems
Pages60-77
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Gearbox
  • Horizontal axis
  • Lift to drag ratio
  • Pitch angle control
  • Power coefficient
  • Rotor blades
  • Vertical axis
  • Wind energy
  • Wind farm
  • Wind generator
  • Wind turbine

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