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Wind Energy: Technical Considerations – Contents

  • K. R. Rao
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Abstract

Considering the installation and maintenance costs, wind energy is perhaps one of the lowest-cost forms of renewable energy. In 1995, more than 1700 MW of wind energy capacity was operating in California to supply a city the size of San Francisco with all its energy needs. The crucial component of wind generation is traditionally called “windmill,” although the electric power conversion system is one of the crucial elements of the wind power generation system.

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  • K. R. Rao
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  1. 1.KRRao ConsultingBrandonUSA

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