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Windpower

Page history last edited by Malcolm 3 years, 10 months ago

Wind Power Generation

 

Please report successful wind power projects.

One of the major problems is that demand does not co-incide with supply which is limited to windy, but not too windy, days (see Electricity Storage Methods  ). However more recent studies indicate that in UK as a whole, for example, there is rarely a time of day or night where a part of the country would not be generating. The total useable wind energy in UK is variously estimated as reaching 6 times the UK energy demands.

In 2017 windpower has achieved amazing reductions in cost which were not expected until 2020. Generator design breakthroughs make this the cheapest energy for the future but base load will still be needed from nuclear power. UK and Germany are leading the way.

The synergy with hydrogen and electric transport is interesting.

How little we are doing in comparison!

 

Please report domestic projects with their costs and benefits in the section What We Can Do.

 

Sources

 

  1. Wind Now Cheapest in UK  13/09/17
  2. French Floating Windfarms  10/08/15
  3. Germany Subsidises Windfarms Offshore  18/04/15 
  4. UK Offshore Wind Fund reaches £463 million  18/04/15 
  5. Birds and Costs Halt UK Wind Farm  08/03/14
  6. Renewables Beat Coal on Cost in Australia  01/03/14
  7. UK Windfarm Difficulties  16/12/13
  8. Negative Wind Power Cost  at Christmas 10/01/14 
  9. Worlds Largest Wind Farm Approved  18/07/13
  10. World's Largest Wind Farm Opens  24/02/12 
  11. Ample High Level Wind Energy  for the whole world says report  09/09/12
  12. Worlds Biggest 2012 Windfarm Planned  30/08/12 
  13. Spanish Wind Power Record  supplying 60% of demand 16/04/12 
  14. Spanish Oil Builds UK Windfarms 05/08/11 
  15. Norway's Floating Wind Parks 15/02/10
  16. Grid Scale Battery Technology  breakthrough helps renewables 30/11/11 
  17. Volkswagon E1 billion in renewable energy  28/08/11 
  18. Iowa Approves Wind Energy  02/07/11 
  19. Offshore Wind Still Needs Subsidy  03/04/10
  20. Winds Slowing over last 30 years  21/10/10
  21. China Built one Windmill per hour in 2009 02/02/11 
  22. GE investing $55 million in new power grid etc  21/11/10 
  23. Balloon Generators 03/05/11 
  24. Wind to Lower Energy Production Costs in New York  01/10/10 
  25. German Wind Power 45 kms Out to Sea 28/08/09
  26. Largest Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark 18/09/09
  27. Solar and Wind grow 45% pa in USA 2007 20/01/08
  28. USA Prepares for Offshore Wind Generation 25/04/09
  29. NiMH Battery Advances 01/04/09
  30. Domestic Windpower Section 2008
  31. Wind Cube - Smaller, Cheaper 30/05/09
  32. French Wind Farm Losses 18/11/08
  33. Artificial Trees Produce Solar and Wind Power 07/03/09
  34. Green Living Wind Entrepreneur 21/01/09
  35. Offshore Wind Boom 20/11/08
  36. Wind Turbines Safe for Birds 01/10/08
  37. New Storage Technology makes wind power feasible 04/11/08
  38. Global Wind Potential 16/07/08
  39. Wind Synergy with Hydrogen Transportation 2008
  40. Biggest US Windfarm planned for 2011
  41. UK Wind Power
  42. Worlds Largest Wind Farm planned off Devon UK
  43. BP has big US wind farm plans
  44. Taller wind towers are cost effective.
  45. Australian Wind Power
  46. Chinese Wind Power
  47. Wind Turbine Manufacture in China 02/08/07
  48. Electricity Stored
  49. Lewis wind power
  50. Vertical Axis Turbine
  51. Vertical Wind Energy Suppliers

 

 

 

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