Wind energy as a significant source of electricity for the United States

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This paper discusses wind energy and its potential to significantly impact the generation of electricity within the US. The principles and the equipment used to convert wind energy to electricity are described, as is the status of current technology. Markets and production projections are given. There is discussion of the advances required to reduce the selling cost of electricity generated from the wind from today`s price of about $0.05 per kilowatt-hour to full cost-competitiveness with gas- and coal-based electricity.

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Nix, R.G. June 1, 1996.

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This paper discusses wind energy and its potential to significantly impact the generation of electricity within the US. The principles and the equipment used to convert wind energy to electricity are described, as is the status of current technology. Markets and production projections are given. There is discussion of the advances required to reduce the selling cost of electricity generated from the wind from today`s price of about $0.05 per kilowatt-hour to full cost-competitiveness with gas- and coal-based electricity.

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10 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96007914

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  • 11. cogeneration and independent power congress, electric utility congress, natural gas purchasing conference and boiler optimization expo, Somerset, NJ (United States), 14-15 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96007914
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--440-21299
  • Report No.: CONF-9608100--1
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266683
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668056

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Nix, R.G. Wind energy as a significant source of electricity for the United States, article, June 1, 1996; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668056/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.