Task 8 Study of Decentralized Applications for Wind Energy

Overview


task_8.jpgTask 8 Study of Decentralized Applications for Wind Energy


Duration:  1985-1994

Operating Agent: UK National Engineering Laboratory, United Kingdom

Participants: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States

Objectives: Defined cost-effective models and techniques suitable for obtaining wind and load data necessary for decentralized wind energy conversion installations.

Progress and Achievements


This Task was set up in 1985 and the overall objectives were to:

  • Define cost-effective models and techniques suitable for obtaining wind and load data necessary for planning and specifying decentralized wind energy conversion installations.
  • Apply and further develop models suitable for analyzing the performance of wind-diesel systems.

In 1994, the final report of Task 8, Wind-Diesel Systems, was published by the Cambridge University Press. This book provided, for the first time in a single volume, the collective knowledge of many leading researchers on state-of-the-art wind-diesel technology.