14. Onshore Wind Energy

  1. Prof. Detlef Stolten2,3 and
  2. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer4
  1. Po Wen Cheng

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch14

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

How to Cite

Cheng, P. W. (2013) Onshore Wind Energy, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (eds D. Stolten and V. Scherer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527673872.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, Leo-Brandt-Straße, IEF-3: Fuel Cells, 52425 Jülich, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-3 Institut für En. & Klimaforschung, Wilhelm-Johnen-Str., 52428 Jülich, Germany

  3. 4

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 Universitätsstr. 150 LS f. Energieanlagen, IB 3/126 44780 Bochum Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 5b, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872



  • Onshore wind energy;
  • wind turbines;
  • energy supply;
  • renewable energy


Wind energy plays an important role in the transition of the current energy supply system towards 100% renewable energy. This chapter deals with the role of onshore wind energy in the energy supply system. Onshore wind energy has enjoyed a sustained period of growth on a global scale. The technological advances that help to reduce the cost of energy and the right policy instruments put in place to support the installation of wind energy systems have contributed to the significant increase in the application of wind energy within the electricity supply system. This chapter outlines the trends of future technological developments and the economic, environmental, and grid integration aspects. Furthermore, a possible roadmap towards greater penetration of onshore wind energy is presented