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Wind Energy and Wind Farm Study

The trend for the use of renewable sources of energy is growing a lightning fast speed. The main reason is that most of the government all over the world is focusing on the renewable sources of energy. The main reason, scarcity of non-renewable source and fast depletion of the sources. Soon, such sources would end. So emphasis paid upon the abundant energy which is still not harvested. One of the source is WIND ENERY, we have it everywhere but not harnessed fully.  The easiest method to convert wind energy is using rotors which utilize momentum of wind and coverts energy into rotational form. That form is then transmitted to generators which are a configuration of magnets and electronics. The end product is the electrical energy which could then be saved into reservoirs like the batteries for the use.  This is better alternative that the fossil fuel more petroleum energy. Though, various factors and variables are involved in wind power generation.

 The study of wind energy and its harnessed is studied in two parts. In the first part factors like Betz limit, the classification of wind turbines with its components, power curves of wind turbines are studied. The wind farm is called Es Milà which is located in an island- Minorca, in Spain.

A wind farm or a wind part is a collection or group of the Wind Turbines in the same area to produce Energy. A large wind farm or wind park may consist hundreds of individual turbines over an extended area sometimes that area could go up to 100s of square miles. Additional benefit is that the area in between can be used for farming too.The optimal area is offshore.

While studying in the first phase – a description of the wind farm in terms of energy , and electricity produced is made. With the meteorological and power data and its performance is studied. In the study, some meteorological aspects viz. wind direction, wind velocity and its distribution are discussed.

After the first phase, the study focuses on electricity production via wind farms  is involved. The other parameter is important is that the comparison between the actual and expected power generation is incorporated.

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