The Future of Wind Power

As we said at the beginning of this section, wind power has a great potential future for large grid-powered wind farm applications. Even though you can find many examples of small and medium sized wind machines that turn three-phase alternators, the real future for wind power is in large installations. The economics of wind power versus fossil fuel are growing narrower thus making wind power a likely candidate for future power plants. Only politics and resistance to change still keep this technology from becoming commonplace. However, this is today's situation. Tomorrow is a different story, entirely.

Wind power will require both power electronics and engineers skilled in the art of wind-driven turbines to continue on its successful path to acceptance and reality. Hopefully, what you've learned here and in Experiment 5 will help to influence your interest in this amazing technology.

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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