This paper is an Essay Proposal that intended to outline different approaches applied by specialized experts in the field of renewable energy sources, of which wind energy is one area of the theme. In order to argue for the factors that influence efficiency of producing power out of wind energy, the author reviewed a number of studies and articles posted to the web through scientific magazines and official portals such as the World Wind Energy Association. Scientific analyses took place to extract and utilize information to support the study, and to establish scientific relationship to advocate for the proposed solution.
The paper provided the following parts: a. Introduction to the subject and the rationale for conducting the study, b. Full Literature Review of related articles and papers, c. Proposal Statement for explaining the proposed solution, d. Final Conclusion extrapolated from the study, and e. Full annotated Bibliography, that was made available at the end of the paper. The World Wide Web was used as an exclusive informational resource.
[...] Turbine placement, with consideration of terrain, roughness, forestry, multiple wake effects, buildings, and setbacks. e. Component design: blades, gearboxes and bearings, generators, nacelles, rotors, yaw drives, and motors. f. Structural design: towers and rotors for their structural integrity, safety, power-conversion efficiency, installation costs, maintenance, and offshore transport. The set of solutions mentioned above, should be tested in unconfined environments, and other renewable sources, like photovoltaic plates should be integrated on the grid and made standby to backup any shortages Conclusion Wind energy as a renewable source is viable and of much significance that scientists should develop. [...]
[...] Additionally, Bill's designs included other design criteria like blades configuration and coating, and blade alignment. Bill also expressed the effect of experimenting under ducted wind tunnels conditions on getting imperfect data. The article called manufacturers for more field experimentation upon designing and installing wind farms. Recently, researchers went farther to explain influence of spreading wind turbines out in the field. Darren Quick, in his article “Less is more for Cost-Efficient Wind Farms”, published in 2011, highlighted the significance of the way wind turbines are placed in the farm plot. [...]
[...] Renewable Energy Research Lab (2009). "Wind Power: Capacity Factor, Intermittency, and what happens when the wind doesn't blow?" Http://www.umass.edu/windenergy/publications/published/communityWindFact Sheets/RERL_Fact_Sheet_2a_Capacity_Factor.pdf Community Wind Power Fact Sheet # 2a, University of Massachusetts Amherst -Amherst, MA 01003, retrieved April A scientific fact sheet posted online by Renewable Energy Research Lab in collaboration with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Renewable Energy Trust Fund. The fact sheet contains extensive information about the difference between capacity and efficiency factors characterizing wind energy, and the fact of wind energy being intermittent. [...]
[...] The proposed solution adopts the findings of Charles, who has already concluded that placing the wind turbines more than twice as far apart as current layouts 15 rotor diameters apart will result in more cost-efficient power generation. The significance of this innovative thinking stems from the need to take into account the interaction of the wind power system including arrays of turbines in the wind farm with the entire atmospheric wind flow system. A variety of factors have been proven strong influencers to the entire system, i.e. both wind and wind power systems. [...]
[...] Scientists are still in constant research rhythm in order to apply the most efficient engineering and utilization solutions for an efficient wind power. Even the least energy squeezed out of wind would make an economic difference. No doubt that wind power is one of the lowest impact forms of electricity available to our nations, with the least noise, vibration, heat and electromagnetic consequences downstream. Wind power technology uses the principle of converting kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn is converted to electricity. [...]
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