Analysis of Technical Properties of Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Power


Most of electricity power in China comes from coal and hydropower. Already, China must import nearly half of its oil. Concerns about power capacity shortages and air pollution are all adding urgency and pressure to switch to alternative technologies and renewable energy. Among renewable energy sources, wind power and solar photovoltaic power are playing key roles in China, and are the fastest-growing power generation technologies. So this paper focuses on them and analyzes the corresponding technical properties of them. First of all, wind power transforms the kinetic energy from the wind into electricity by using wind turbines. Thus the basic components of wind turbines are described. Wind speed is an important factor to wind energy. So the features of wind speed are analyzed, and the wind energy is calculated. Second, the technical properties of solar photovoltaic power are discussed, including photovoltaic cells and modules, battery, inverter and photovoltaic controller. Photovoltaic energy is also analyzed and calculated. Third, the environmental impacts of wind power and solar photovoltaic power are presented. Finally, the relevant conclusions are drawn.

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Ding, G. , Fan, B. , Long, T. , Lan, H. , Liu, Y. and Wang, J. (2013) Analysis of Technical Properties of Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Power. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 1, 39-44. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2013.14008.

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