{Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities}

Title{Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities}
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBassam NEl, Maegaard P, Schlichting MLawton
Series TitleDistributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities
ISBN Number9780123971784
AbstractWind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel ships. The most common windmills in operation today generate power from three-blade horizontal-axis windmills mounted on steel towers. This modern windmill concept has emerged since 1977 and has become the industrial standard. The total amount of economically extractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power use from all sources. Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, and uses little land.