Title: Issues related to wind energy conversion systems

Authors: Walmir Freitas, Ahmed Faheem Zobaa, Jose C.M. Vieira, James S. McConnach

Addresses: Department of Electrical Energy Systems, State University of Campinas, 13083-852 Campinas, Brazil. ' Electrical Power and Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt. ' Department of Electrical Energy Systems, State University of Campinas, 13083-852 Campinas, Brazil. ' Castle Hill Engineering Services,25 Catharine Crescent, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1B2, Canada

Abstract: 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, economic, environmental, governmental, and regulatory issues. This paper presents an overview on various issues related to wind energy conversion systems.

Keywords: wind energy conversion; environmental issues; economic issues; climate change; wind power generation; sustainable electricity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2005.008397

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2005 Vol.3 No.4, pp.313 - 323

Available online: 17 Dec 2005 *

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