International Symposium on Wind Energy Systems, Held at Cambridge University, on 7-9 September 1976
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Vertical - and horizontal-axis systems were discussed both in theory and in practice. Applications ranged from wind forms each with hundreds of megawatt units to the use of Cretan windmills to provide water for cattle. Wing energy conversion units have been operated in several configurations and the theory of their performances is sufficiently advanced to allow design for fabrication. The trends are towards larger units for municipal power systems and smaller units for domestic use. In the former case, the behavior of large wind turbines operating in large arrays, and the output with and without storage of several such arrays when geographically dispersed, has yet to be well understood. The field has reached a level of maturity characterized by such factors as economics, environmental impact, and public acceptance.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Electric Power Production and Distribution