Wind Energy - wishful thinking and reality

Does wind energy fulfill its promises as a future energy source capable of replacing conventional power generation?

Renewable energies are challenged to meet very high expectations for power generation. Reviewing their development through recent years, seems to prove that these expectations are justified and fully met. Their annual share of power generation shows a steady increase with wind energy surpassing the production of hydro power generation thus taking the lead with the largest share of all renewable energy sources for power generation. However, what looks simple and justified looking across a complete year becomes much more challenging taking into consideration the unique challenges of electric power generation and distribution.

“Spreading over a sufficiently large area, wind provides a reliable energy source” as wind energy advocats propose. JSW looked deeper into the facts.