Selection guidelines for wind energy technologies


The building block of all economies across the world is subject to the medium in which energy is harnessed. Renewable energy is currently one of the recommended substitutes for fossil fuels due to its environmentally friendly nature. Wind energy, which is considered as one of the promising renewable energy forms, has gained lots of attention in the last few decades due to its sustainability as well as viability. This review presents a detailed investigation into this technology as well as factors impeding its commercialization. General selection guidelines for the available wind turbine technologies are presented. Prospects of various components associated with wind energy conversion systems are thoroughly discussed with their limitations equally captured in this report. The need for further optimization techniques in terms of design and materials used for the development of each component is highlighted.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy storage systems,Optimization,Selection guidelines,Turbine blades,Wind energy,Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment,Fuel Technology,Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Energy (miscellaneous),Control and Optimization,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Publication ISSN: 1996-1073
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 07:25
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 10:45
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2021-06-02
Accepted Date: 2021-05-18
Authors: Olabi, A. G.
Wilberforce, Tabbi (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1250-1745)
Elsaid, Khaled
Salameh, Tareq
Sayed, Enas Taha
Husain, Khaled Saleh
Abdelkareem, Mohammad Ali



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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