Wind Power

Inverters for Wind Energy System

Inverters for Wind Energy System The inverter is an indispensable component of virtually all electric-generating  renewable energy systems. In this article, we’ll discuss the types of inverters and  the functions they provide in a wind energy system. Inverters come in three basic types: Grid-Connected Inverters    Today, the vast majority of renewable energy systems — both […]

Assessing Your Wind Resource In this article, I am going to discuss the method to determine the amount of wind available to you and when it is available.  From this information, you can select a wind turbine that will produce enough electricity to meet your needs.  An assessment of available wind resources can be made

Proper Siting of a Wind Machine

Proper Siting of a Wind Machine    A wind turbine must be mounted in a good wind site, well above ground clutter in  the strongest, smoothest winds. Wind site assessors begin the process of siting a  wind turbine by determining the prevailing wind direction at a site. Although winds  blow in different directions at different times

What to Look for When Buying a Wind Machine

While there are many turbines on the market, careful load and site analysis will narrow the field considerably. Once you have determined your average monthly electrical load and the average wind speed on your site, you can select a wind turbine  that will produce enough electricity to meet your demands.    Manufacturers provide a plethora of

Types of Wind Energy Systems

There are three main types of wind energy systems.  These are:- Types of Wind Energy Systems In this article, we’ll examine each  system and discuss the pros and cons of each. We’ll also examine hybrid systems,  consisting of a wind turbine plus another form of renewable energy. This information will help you decide which system

Calculation of Wind Power

Calculation of Wind Power    To understand how important it is to mount a wind turbine on a tall tower, consider a simple mathematical equation. It’s called the power equation and is used to  calculate the power available from the wind. This equation shows us that three factors influence the output of a wind energy

Generation and Types of Wind

Generation and Types of Wind Wind is a clean, abundant, and renewable energy  resource that can be tapped to produce electricity. This article explores how wind  is generated and introduces you to two types of wind — local and global. We’ll also  explore ways local topography affects wind, introducing you to two key concepts:  ground