Wind Power in Antarctica—Case Histories of the North Wind HR3 Wind Turbine

by Clint (Jito) Coleman, Northern Power Systems, Moretown, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering

Abstract: The combination of extreme weather conditons and remoteness of the Antarctic sites makes them even better suited for wind turbine installations since the alternative power sources are more severely effected by these limitations than are wind powered systems. This coupled with the vast wind energy resources on almost all sections of the continent, which range from moderate to extreme, make wind energy the most cost effective source of electrical power in Antarctica. This paper deals with two specific examples of HR3 installations in Antarctica. The installations are those at Black Island and at Greenspeace Base, World Park, Antarctica

Subject Headings: Wind power | Turbines | History | Electric power | Islands | Parks | Meteorology | Energy infrastructure | Coupling | Antarctica

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