Abstract

The goal of this study is to review the technology for wind energy generation and to then apply previously uncovered statistics to measure the feasibility of applying the technology to a specific location, in this case the continent and country of Australia. Aside from a purely numerical analysis, an assessment of sustainability impact will also be considered. Based on findings, the potential for capitalizing on wind energy the world over is enormous with Australia being one of the most suitable locations on the earth. A long term renewable energy implementation plan must be instituted for nations to achieve their own goals and those of the rest of the world. Once accepted as just another commercially viable way to produce electrical energy (but without the release of hydrocarbons), it becomes easy for society to rely more on wind power to support its lifestyle.

Publication Date

10-20-2008

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

Sustainability (GIS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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