Technologies for Electricity Generation in Wind Turbines

  • Bogi Bech Jensen
  • Tore Undeland
Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment book series (ECE)


The power of wind has been utilized by humans for thousands of years. Wind has been used to propel sailing ships, to mill grain in windmills and, more recently, for electricity production in wind turbines. The first experimental wind turbines for electricity production were installed in the late 1880s. These were not economical and, hence, were not considered a viable alternative to fossil-fuel-powered electricity production.


Wind Turbine Wind Farm Continuous Variable Transmission Doubly Feed Induction Generator Offshore Wind Turbine 
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  • Tore Undeland

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