A study of constraints in the wind industry was conducted to guide the development process of the Uprise machine. The list is long, but here are the ones that effect energy capture.
The energy of a wind gust is typically 8 times that of the steady wind flow. A modern wind turbine has constraints preventing it from capturing the increased energy in a wind gust. A modern wind turbine, on average, captures 25% of the available kinetic energy from wind flow.
The problems encountered in generating electricity from the wind and delivering the electricity to a user are numerous. This post will address the essential element of this industry, converting the kinetic energy in wind into electricity.
The area under the wind curve is critical to understanding the importance of wind machines and their ability to capture a reasonable percent of that energy.