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Large wind turbines and weak rural electricity systems

R.N. Allan, N. Jenkins, F. Castro, Z. Saad-Saoud, J. Román, M.A. Rodríguez, P. Gardner, M. Birks, J. Coneybeare, A. Ferguson

Wind turbines currently available for wind farm applications fall in the range 400-600 kW. Larger turbines may be more cost effective and significant effort is being expended on the development of machines of up to 1 MW rating. However, on weak rural electricity systems, larger turbines may have disadvantages that could reduce the perceived economic benefit. The paper reports on progress with a CEC-funded project to anticipate the possible problems and develop solutions.


16th British Wind Energy Association Conference, Stirling, Scotland (United Kingdom). 15 June 1994

Publication date: June 1994.



Citation:
R.N. Allan, N. Jenkins, F. Castro, Z. Saad-Saoud, J. Román, M.A. Rodríguez, P. Gardner, M. Birks, J. Coneybeare, A. Ferguson, Large wind turbines and weak rural electricity systems, 16th British Wind Energy Association Conference - BWEA 1994. Stirling, United Kingdom, 15-17 June 1994


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IIT-94-049A

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