Underutilization of wind energy

Other Names:
Inadequate use of wind power
The total annual potential global wind energy is approximately 1200 million MW, but it can only be economically tapped at a limited number of sites, due as much to cost and public acceptance as to technology.
Windmills have been in use for centuries pumping water and grinding flour. Sail have been driving ships for an equally long period of time. Modern wind generators are more efficient machines built on aerodynamic principles. Large wind-energy installations are now operating in California, USA and windmills are providing electricity for national electric supply systems in France, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and several other countries. Thousands of small operations are supplying power to farms and rural areas.
Using wind power
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
27.12.2017 – 15:33 CET