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Title: Wind energy: A review of technical and market issues

Opinions on the world market for wind power are presented in this paper. The paper is divided into three sections: the market, the technology, and general conclusions. The market section compares European and US wind energy growth and contributing factors and barriers to growth. A technology overview discusses wind turbine concepts, mass reduction, blade structural flexibility, and growth in machine size. Political decisions, economic aspects, public acceptance, and technology limitations are assessed for their influence on the growth of wind energy. 11 figs.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Garrad Hassan & Partners Ltd., Bristol (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
447439
Report Number(s):
CONF-960630--
ON: DE97002833; TRN: 97:001056-0004
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Windpower `96: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference, Denver, CO (United States), 23-27 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1996]; Related Information: Is Part Of Windpower `96 - Proceedings of the American Wind Energy Association; PB: 682 p.
Research Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND POWER; MARKET; POLITICAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS