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Design considerations for appropriate wind energy systems in developing countries

Nayar, C.V., Thomas, F.P., Phillips, S.J. and James, W.L. (1991) Design considerations for appropriate wind energy systems in developing countries. Renewable Energy, 1 (5-6). pp. 713-722.

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This paper discusses design considerations of small scale wind energy systems and presents results from some Australian remote area power supply systems. Small scale wind energy systems have the potential for considerable improvement in the standard of living of individuals in rural areas in the developing countries. A commercially viable design should consider factors such as: proper siting, assessing the present and future energy needs of people living in the rural areas and using appropriate technology to fulfil these needs. Australia can contribute advanced and proven technology in this area based on the experience from several remote area power supply programmes undertaken by Federal and State Governments.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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