Using sustainable and renewable energy resources becomes more and more important. One possibility is the use of the energy content of the wind. During the past 20 years the wind energy technology experienced a remarkable development. More than 50 countries world wide are producing wind energy. The forecasts for 2005 are about 8,525 MW installations in Europe and 12,175 MW world wide. The accumulated capacity at the end of 2005 will be in the order of magnitude of 65,000 MW (2). The main growth market is still Europe, followed by the USA and by Asia. In Europe the countries with the highest figures are Germany, Spain and Denmark. Until the end of 2005 in Germany an accumulated power output of about 18,000 MW will be installed (2).
Tribological Aspects of Wind Power Plants
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Bartz, WJ. "Tribological Aspects of Wind Power Plants." Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III. World Tribology Congress III, Volume 2. Washington, D.C., USA. September 12–16, 2005. pp. 195-199. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/WTC2005-63019
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