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What is Wind Energy

Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development
Electricity generated from harnessing the wind resources using wind turbines.
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Promotional Policies and Legislative Support for Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Projects
Vasundhara Sen (Symbiosis International University (Deemed), India) and Ashish Kulkarni (Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8559-6.ch003
Renewable Energy Sources-Based Electricity (RES-E) plays a key role in sustainable development – of meeting current energy demands, without adding to global warming concerns. However, as of 2017, only 8.5% of the total electricity generation came from RES-E. To boost this contribution, countries rely on strong legislative and policy support/tools. This case focuses on studying the legislative or regulatory frameworks put in place by the top three developed countries, and compares it with three developing countries, each of which are forerunners in RES-E, as of 2017. The comparative study suggests that while no single policy can be credited with the success behind rising RES-E in these countries, two key incentives are most important – namely feed-in-tariffs and renewable purchase obligations. Feed-in-tariffs act as floor price guarantee to the generator and renewable purchase obligations assures the generator of quantum of sale of the RES-E generated. When combined, these two incentives remain the most trusted policy tools even today for countries starting their journey in increasing their RES-E footprints.
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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Use of Programs in the Design of Power Complexes Based on Renewable Energy Resources
Wind energy (or wind power) describes the process by which wind is used to generate electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. A generator can convert mechanical power into electricity.
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Analyzing the Efficiency of Renewable Energy Sources in Terms of Electricity Generation: The Case of Turkey
A type of energy obtained from the air currents created by the temperature differences on the earth.
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The Role of Banks in Renewable Energy Finance: An Analysis of Turkey
Wind energy is the energy generated from wind turbines.
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Renewable Energy Technologies, Sustainable Development, and Environment
Kinetic energy present in wind motion that can be converted to mechanical energy for driving pumps, mills, and electric power generators. Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electricity, wind mills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships.
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