The long term prospects of wind energy.

K. Blok, L. D. Olthof

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Potential of wind energy as a source of energy is considered. The main limitations to wind energy use in power supply are location, storage and raw materials requirements for the wind turbines. Environment factors complicate location, but photovoltaic excitation and energy storage in hydrogen form will improve matters considerably. The wind turbine manufacturing industry is however still in its infancy, which radically impairs the macro-economic aspect of the technology. (R.H.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
Issue number11 , Oct.-Nov. 1983
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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