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The paradoxes of wind power

Abstract:

The development of wind power in recent years has been full of paradoxes – and this is in itself something of a paradox, given that the power of the wind is easy enough to understand, indeed to experience directly, on a windy day. Among the most obvious paradoxes are the following: • New but old. Wind power is normally classified among the so-called ‘new renewable’ energies along with such sources as wave power and photovoltaics. But of course wind is one of the oldest sources of power, and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
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Malcolm Keay More by this author
Journal:
Oxford Energy Forum
Volume:
78
Issue:
August 2009
Pages:
20-23
ISSN:
0959-7727
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