Wind power is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies. Usage is on the rise worldwide, in part because costs are falling. Production of wind electricity doubled between 2009 and 2013, and in 2016 wind energy accounted for 16% of energy generated by renewables.
Globally installed wind-generation capacity onshore and offshore has increased by a factor of almost 75 in the past two decades. Wind is used to produce electricity using the kinetic energy created by air in motion. This is transformed into electrical energy using wind turbines or wind energy conversion systems. Wind first hits a turbine’s blades, causing them to rotate and turn the turbine connected to them. That changes the kinetic energy to rotational energy, by moving a shaft, which is connected, to a generator, and thereby producing electrical energy through electromagnetism.
The amount of power that can be harvested from wind depends on the size of the turbine and the length of its blades. The output is proportional to the dimensions of the rotor and to the cube of the wind speed. Theoretically, when wind speed doubles, wind power potential increases by a factor of eight.
We at HP Kapital have a clear vision to include wind power in our global projects along with energy storage.