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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:   (doi:10.13031/2013.17775) in Solar and Wind Energy Sources for Electricity. Chapter 15 in Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture, 3rd edition, 379-397. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Gustafson, Robert J., and Mark T. Morgan
Keywords:   Wind Energy, Wind Machines, Theory of Wind Power, Energy from the Wind, Evaluating Wind Energy Potential, Wind Turbine Power Production, Wind to Electrical Energy Options, Evaluating Wind Energy Usage, Solar to Electrical Energy Options, Photovoltaic Conversion (Solar Cells), The Solar Power System, Available Solar Energy, Example PV Systems Applications

Solar energythe energy received by the earth from the sunhas provided, directly or indirectly, almost all the sources of energy for the earth since its creation. There are many ways to convert this solar energy to electricity (Fig. 15.1); this chapter will emphasize the use of wind energy and photovoltaic conversion (solar cells) for the generation of electrical energy.

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