Wind Energy

Wind Energy is an intermittent energy source from weather and climate variations and varies by latitude and geographical location.

Some locations like the Western United States, coastal regions of the North Sea, and higher altitudes and latitudes have very high amounts of Wind Energy where Wind Turbines solutions are able to be scaled up significantly to GW size (e.g., this image);

Other locations due to weather (e.g., low wind pressure gradients) or geographical variations (e.g., tropical equatorial latitudes with low wind speeds) may not be as suitable.  Most locations are somewhere in between these extremes;

Residential and small commercial establishments have successfully used “behind the meter” Wind Turbine installations including small turbines;

Industrial and extractive industry sites have used multi-hectare sized Wind farms located adjacent to their facilities;

Many Wind Energy solutions require Energy Storage Systems due to the intermittency of Wind and the daily and seasonal variations.