, Volume 18, Issue 8, pp 756–770

Challenges in the quest for clean energies

3. Wind technologies
Series / Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12045-013-0097-0

Cite this article as:
Ramasesha, S.K. Reson (2013) 18: 756. doi:10.1007/s12045-013-0097-0


Wind energy, like solar energy, is a renewable form of energy that can be used to generate electricity using wind turbines. There are different kinds of wind turbines and a detailed discussion of each of these is given in the article. A brief introduction to the wind energy usage in India is also given.


Wind energyhorizontal and vertical axis turbinesBetz lawoffshore wind parks

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Divecha Centre for Climate ChangeIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia