A review of power generation from wind in Australia

Ali, A, Alam, F, Djamovski, V and Watkins, S 2011, 'A review of power generation from wind in Australia', in Prof Mohammad Ali (ed.) International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME2011), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18-20 December 2011, pp. 1-6.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A review of power generation from wind in Australia
Author(s) Ali, A
Alam, F
Djamovski, V
Watkins, S
Year 2011
Conference name International Conference on Mechanical Engineering
Conference location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Conference dates 18-20 December 2011
Proceedings title International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME2011)
Editor(s) Prof Mohammad Ali
Publisher BUET
Place of publication Dhaka, Bangladesh
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract With recent surge in fossil fuel prices, demands for cleaner renewable energy sources, wind turbines have become a viable technology for power generation. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide emitted into our atmosphere have resulted on what many scientists believe is due to climate change. To tackle climate change, many of the world's developed countries have agreed on a policy to cute down on its carbon emission. Australia has agreed on a renewable energy target of 20 per cent by the year 2020. Twenty per cent of Australia's energy generation must come from renewable energy sources by this period. This paper will examine the importance wind energy as an alternative source of energy to fossil fuel based energy both globally and locally. Wind energy is fastest growing renewable energy in the world. It has the potential to rival the cost competitiveness of conventional energy sources. Wind energy is a reliable and sustainable with a mature technology and a proven track record.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Wind energy
horizontal axis wind turbine
vertical axis wind turbine
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