Wind power plants for cities and regions
Wind farms make sense for cities and regions with constant winds above 5 m / s. In planning the wind farms, the complexity of the terrain and the availability of other infrastructure, which must enable the transport of equipment and the possibility of connection to the electricity network, is of key importance.
Before carrying out a project in a city or region, measurements of average wind speed and analysis of its characteristics must also be carried out.
A competitive and rapidly growing source of energy
Wind turbines produce electricity using kinetic energy due to air movement. This is converted to electricity via wind turbines or wind turbine conversion systems. The amount of wind energy obtained depends on both the size of the turbine and the length of the blades, as well as the wind speed.
Investments in wind farms in Europe picked up speed in 2016. The technology necessary to reap the energy of the wind is rapidly developing, with more than 30% growth in the last five years. As the costs of wind power plants decrease, they become more and more competitive when compared to conventional energy sources.
Source: International energy agency